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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.

Press Quotes

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

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