Arthur & George (stage version)

Cast: 2f 7m, doubling

Staging: Multiple locations (flexible staging)

Amateur rights performance fee: £75 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

Paperback, 144 pages ISBN: 9781848420960Publication Date:
25 Mar 2010
Size: 198mm x 128mm£8.99 £7.19You save £1.80 (20%)
EPUB, 114 pages ISBN: 9781780017020Publication Date:
7 Apr 2016
£8.99 £7.19You save £1.80 (20%)
First Staged:
Birmingham Rep & Nottingham Playhouse, 2010

Arthur & George (stage version)

By Julian Barnes Adapted by David Edgar

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The gripping story of the sensational, real-life case in which Sir Arthur Conan Doyle found himself playing detective - based on Julian Barnes’s Booker Prize-nominated novel.

In 1903, Birmingham solicitor George Edalji was found guilty of a terrible crime and sentenced to seven years’ imprisonment. Desperate to prove his innocence, he recruited Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of Sherlock Holmes, to help solve his mysterious case and win him a pardon.

As absorbing as any Sherlock Holmes mystery, Arthur & George also raises many questions about guilt and innocence, identity, nationality and race.

This stage adaptation of Arthur & George, by acclaimed playwright David Edgar, was first performed at Birmingham Rep and Nottingham Playhouse in 2010.

Press Quotes

'That the creator of Sherlock Holmes should turn sleuth himself is a life-mirroring-art marvel that continues to fascinate more than 100 years on. David Edgar has distilled 500 pages into two-and-a-half hours of theatre - involving you in the whodunnit aspect of the case while serving the finer intellectual textures of the novel'

Daily Telegraph

Cast: 2f 7m, doubling

Staging:Multiple locations (flexible staging)

Amateur rights performance fee: £75 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

Paperback, 144 pages ISBN: 9781848420960Publication Date:
25 Mar 2010
Size: 198mm x 128mm£8.99 £7.19You save £1.80 (20%)
EPUB, 114 pages ISBN: 9781780017020Publication Date:
7 Apr 2016
£8.99 £7.19You save £1.80 (20%)

Also by David Edgar:

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

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