About the Book

Playing With Fire

Playing With Fire

April 2006
Trade Paperback · 96 Pages
$20.95 U.S.
ISBN 9781854598806
Nick Hern Books


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What begins as a metro-versus-retro comedy of misunderstanding soon becomes a chilling drama about multicultural Britain. Racial tensions soar and good intentions have fatal consequences. An epic and provocative State of the Nation play, published alongside the premiere at the National Theatre.

About the Author

David Edgar is best known for his adaptation of "Nicholas Nickleby" for the RSC (revived in West End, Xmas 2007, Following UK tour), for whom he wrote "Destiny", "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde", "Pentecost" and "The Prisoner's Dilemma". His plays at the National include "The Shape of the Table", "Entertaining Strangers" with Judi Dench, and "Albert Speer".