Trying It On

Warwick Arts Centre and China Plate
One Night Events , Drama
Monday 28 October 2019

“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 and in his second year at University. It is the height of the world-wide student revolt. The Vietnam war rages. 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 50 years on. The 70-year-old is confronted by the 20-year-old. Do they share the same beliefs? If not, is it the world that’s changed, or him? Why did his generation vote Brexit? Has he sold in or sold out?

"A triumph"  
The Guardian

"As charming as it is challenging" 
The Times

Supported using public funds from The National Lottery through Arts Council England. Supported by the Sir Barry Jackson Trust. 

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Written and performed by David Edgar

Directed by Christopher Haydon

Age Guidance: 12+

Running Time: TBC