Playing With Fire
Paperback, 160 pages ISBN: 9781854598806Publication Date:
8 Sep 2005
Size: 196mm x 129mm£8.99 £7.19You save £1.80 (20%)
First Staged:
National Theatre, London, 2005

Playing With Fire

By David Edgar

Paperback £8.99£7.19

An epic and provocative play about multi-racial Britain, from the UK's leading political playwright.

When the District Council of Wyverdale fails to satisfy a government audit, New Labour high-flyer Alex Clifton is despatched from the capital to formulate a robust recovery plan. But racial tensions soar and good intentions have fatal consequences, as what begins as a comedy of misunderstanding soon becomes a chilling drama about multicultural Britain.

David Edgar's play Playing With Fire was first staged at the National Theatre, London, in 2005.

This edition includes an Afterword by the author.

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'Gripping stuff'


'More up-to-the-moment than anything else in our theatre'

The Times
Paperback, 160 pages ISBN: 9781854598806Publication Date:
8 Sep 2005
Size: 196mm x 129mm£8.99 £7.19You save £1.80 (20%)

Also by David Edgar:

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

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