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

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:

Maydays & Trying It On: two plays
Arthur & George (stage version)
Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (stage version)
Playing With Fire
How Plays Work (revised and updated edition)
Albert Speer
Mothers Against
A Christmas Carol (RSC stage version)
Continental Divide
The Prisoner's Dilemma
Daughters of the Revolution
Edgar: Shorts
Trying It On
The Shape of the Table
The Master Builder
Written on the Heart
If Only
Testing the Echo
Maydays (2018 version)

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