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:

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

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