Testing the Echo

Cast: 4f 4m doubling (large cast possible)

Staging: Flexible staging

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

Paperback, 128 pages ISBN: 9781854595539Publication Date:
17 Jan 2008
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
First Staged:
Out of Joint UK tour, 2008

Testing the Echo

By David Edgar

Paperback £9.99£7.99

A timely, provocative and witty look at the campaign to redefine Britishness for a multicultural society.

Who is head of the Church of England? How many members are there in the Welsh Assembly? What is the main function of the Council of Europe?

Emma is a dedicated ESOL teacher (English for Speakers of Other Languages), teaching British citizenship to people from Somalia, Serbia, the Congo, India and Egypt. At the same time, Tetyana, Mahmood and Chong have their own, very different reasons for wanting to pass the citizenship test. As the Home Office worries away at the questions in the test, Emma faces a challenge to her deepest-held beliefs.

David Edgar's play Testing the Echo was first staged by Out of Joint on a UK tour in 2008.

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'A powerful new play... important and disturbing'

Scotsman

Cast: 4f 4m doubling (large cast possible)

Staging:Flexible staging

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

Paperback, 128 pages ISBN: 9781854595539Publication Date:
17 Jan 2008
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)

Also by David Edgar:

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

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