David Edgar

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‘Completely chancy’: the first BBC radio broadcast outside London, 100 years ago
Percy Edgar’s story ‘shows just how important local broadcasting was in the early years of the BBC’, says grandson David, a playwright

Jessica Murray Midlands correspondent

15, Nov, 2022 @6:00 AM

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A Christmas Carol review – Adrian Edmondson stars in a biting tale for our times
David Edgar’s sharp script feels close to home in this exuberant, illusion-filled version of Dickens’ seasonal but socially conscious story

Mark Lawson

08, Nov, 2022 @11:59 PM

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The haranguing of David Edgar – by his 20-year-old self
The playwright’s imagined confrontation with the political activist he was 50 years ago is a triumph of confessional courage – and relentless optimism

Michael Billington

29, Oct, 2018 @12:53 PM

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The vital return of David Edgar's Maydays – and the best plays about the left
The RSC’s revival of Edgar’s 1985 drama about leftwing politics coincides with David Hare’s latest study of the Labour party

Mark Lawson

08, Oct, 2018 @12:00 PM

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Knockouts, nobles and nukes: the 25 best British plays since Jerusalem
It is the hit that transformed British theatre. As Jez Butterworth’s epochal drama returns, our critic chooses the 25 best plays since Jerusalem – from exploited boxers to warring kings

Michael Billington

27, Jun, 2018 @5:00 AM

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Oswald Mosley, the unpopular populist | Brief letters
Brief letters: Mosley in Manchester | David Edgar’s acting | LGBTQ sandwiches | Clinton called out in 1989 | Rainbow memories | Planet mnemonic

Letters

01, Mar, 2018 @6:09 PM

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Emeritus professors going off at a tangent | Brief letters
Brief letters: David Edgar as Toad of Toad Hall | Time-loop tales | The Blockheads | Professorial absence | Remembering trigonometry

Letters

26, Feb, 2018 @6:22 PM

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Playwright David Edgar to make stage debut in political one-man show
After 50 years of writing, Edgar will revisit his radical youth in a ‘conversation between my older and younger self’

Dalya Alberge

25, Feb, 2018 @2:25 PM

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A Christmas Carol review – Dickens's social ills touch the mind but not the heart
David Edgar’s lively adaptation for the RSC foregrounds the tale’s reforming message and features Phil Davis as a grotesquely good Scrooge

Michael Billington

07, Dec, 2017 @1:33 PM

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The best theatre of Christmas 2017 – from Treasure Island to Guys and Dolls
Romance and adventure abound as Rhys Ifans plays Scrooge, Guys and Dolls hits Harlem and Sherlock returns

Lyn Gardner

02, Dec, 2017 @6:00 AM

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A Christmas Carol play inspired by social media and M1 service stations
Dramatist David Edgar was struck by the Dickensian sound of names such as Tinder and Tibshelf in adaptation of classic story

Dalya Alberge

03, Sep, 2017 @4:53 PM

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From the West End to Westminster: which playwrights should run Britain?
Chancellor Caryl Churchill, foreign secretary Gore Vidal, defence minister David Greig … Ahead of the National Theatre’s revival of Harley Granville Barker’s explosive play, Waste, Mark Lawson selects a cabinet of political dramatists

Mark Lawson

06, Nov, 2015 @2:00 PM

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