Trying It On
One of the UK’s most prolific and acclaimed dramatists takes to the stage in this fascinating deliberation on how, why and whether our opinions change in the course of time.
It’s 1968. David Edgar is 20 and in his second-year at University.It is the height of the world-wide 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 of 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?
After 50 years of writing, Trying It On marks David Edgar’s professional debut as a performer.