“Are we the same person? If not, when and why not? If so, can either of us bear it?”
It’s 1968. David is 20. The Vietnam war rages. The world-wide student revolt is at its height. Martin Luther King is assassinated. Enoch Powell delivers his “rivers of blood” speech. These events will define David’s politics and give focus to his playwriting.
It’s 50 years on. the 70-year-old is confronted by the 20-year-old. Do they still share the same beliefs? Is it the world that’s changed, or him? Why did his generation vote Brexit? Has he sold in or sold out?
David Edgar’s plays have been presented by the National Theatre, the Royal Shakespeare Company (most recently A Christmas Carol) and The Rep (from Mary Barnes to Arthur & George). After 50 years of writing, Trying It On (directed by Christopher Haydon) marks David’s professional debut as a performer.
Dates & Times
The following information is for teachers and home educators. If you are not a teacher or home educator you can book tickets for this show by clicking on the ‘Dates & Times’ tab above.
Our Creative Learning Team says
An opportunity to see a piece by one of the UK’s leading playwrites. This production will enable students to explore characterisations of self. Suitable for GCSE and A Level students.
Tickets for schools and home educators:
To find out more or to book, call our dedicated schools booking contact Amanda in the Box Office on 024 7615 0930 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
While You are Here
Why not visit our John Piper exhibition in our Mead Gallery. It’s FREE entry and we can organise a FREE tour and/or workshop for your group. Contact Lynsey Cullen on email@example.com to find out more.
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