Trying It On
EPUB, 120 pages ISBN: 9781788501132Publication Date:
17 Oct 2018
£8.99 £7.19You save £1.80 (20%)
First Staged:
UK tour 2018

Trying It On

By David Edgar

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It’s 1968. David is twenty. It is the height of the worldwide student revolt. The Vietnam war rages. Enoch Powell delivers his 'Rivers of Blood' speech. Martin Luther King is assassinated. These events will define David’s politics and give focus to his writing.

It’s fifty years on. The seventy-year-old is confronted by the twenty-year old. Do they share the same beliefs? If not, is it the world that’s changed, or him?

David Edgar's Trying It On is an autobiographical monologue, written to be performed by its author.

It was first presented by Warwick Arts Centre and China Plate, touring the UK in 2018, including performances at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre, the Midlands Arts Centre and at the Royal Court Theatre, London – as well as at the Royal Shakespeare Company, alongside the RSC's revival of Edgar's landmark play Maydays.

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

Press Quotes

'Witty, but never cynical… as charming as it is challenging'

The Times

'A triumph of confessional courage – and relentless optimism'

EPUB, 120 pages ISBN: 9781788501132Publication Date:
17 Oct 2018
£8.99 £7.19You save £1.80 (20%)

Also by David Edgar:

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

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