Maydays (2018 version)

Cast: 4f 6m doubling (large cast possible, with flexible chorus roles)

Staging: Multiple locations (can be simply staged)

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

EPUB, 120 pages ISBN: 9781788501125Publication Date:
11 Oct 2018
£8.99 £7.19You save £1.80 (20%)
First Staged:
Royal Shakespeare Company, The Other Place, Stratford-upon-Avon, 2018

Maydays (2018 version)

By David Edgar

EPUB £8.99£7.19

David Edgar's landmark play Maydays is about the twenty-somethings who came of age in 1968 and were drawn into revolutionary politics.

It is a story of defection from East to West as well as from Left to Right. A story told through a number of interlocking narratives, across three continents and twenty-five years of tumultuous history.

First performed by the Royal Shakespeare Company at the Barbican, London, in 1983, Maydays was revived in this new version, also by the RSC, in September 2018.

This version of Maydays is also available in the volume Maydays & Trying It On: two plays.

Extra Content: Mark Lawson on David Edgar's updating of Maydays for the 2018 Royal Shakespeare Company production, in an article for the Guardian, 8 October 2018.

Press Quotes

'David Edgar's magnificent new play for the Royal Shakespeare Company is an epic, brilliantly plotted piece of writing that takes revolution as its theme'

The Financial Times (1983)

'Sprawling, cerebral, and at times unflinching in its dissection of radicalism at both ends of the political spectrum, Maydays tells an epic, decades-spanning story of youthful idealism colliding with human nature... this timely revised version draws out moments of resonance between the seismic political shifts of the late sixties, and the polarising uncertainty of the present'

The Stage (2018)

'One of distinguished playwright David Edgar's most coruscating gems... an invaluable historical treatise, Maydays undoubtedly possesses a timely resonance'

Telegraph (2018)

Cast: 4f 6m doubling (large cast possible, with flexible chorus roles)

Staging:Multiple locations (can be simply staged)

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

EPUB, 120 pages ISBN: 9781788501125Publication Date:
11 Oct 2018
£8.99 £7.19You save £1.80 (20%)

Also by David Edgar:

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

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