A Time to Keep
Paperback, 160 pages ISBN: 9781854595850Publication Date:
1 Nov 2007
Size: 199mm x 130mm£8.99 £7.19You save £1.80 (20%)
First Staged:
Dorchester Community Players, 2007

A Time to Keep

By Stephanie Dale and David Edgar

Paperback £8.99£7.19

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A large-scale historical romp in the terrain between Jane Austen and Charles Dickens.

Set against the backdrop of the threatened Napoleonic invasion of 1804, David Edgar and Stephanie Dale's play A Time to Keep is the story of an unlikely but passionate romance between a well-born but feisty young woman and the youngest son of a family of notorious smugglers.

With over 100 characters, from George III and his court to the criminal classes, the play is a rollicking example of the community play, originally written for the Dorchester Community Players but easily adaptable for smaller (and larger!) companies alike.

Press Quotes

'Beautiful and memorable... theatre at its fundamental level: a shared, imaginative experience, communicated with winning passion'


'Wonderfully vivid... a powerful evocation of the way provincial England, far from the madding crowd, is still deeply haunted by its own past'

Sunday Times
Paperback,160 pages ISBN: 9781854595850Publication Date:
1 Nov 2007
Size: 199mm x 130mm£8.99 £7.19You save £1.80 (20%)

Also by David Edgar:

A Christmas Carol
Playing With Fire
Here in America
The Shape of the Table
Written on the Heart
The Prisoner's Dilemma
Maydays & Trying It On: two plays
The Master Builder
Edgar: Shorts
Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
Albert Speer
Arthur & George
Daughters of the Revolution
If Only
How Plays Work
Continental Divide: two plays
Mothers Against
Testing the Echo
Trying It On

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