David Edgar

Playing With Fire (The Saturday Play)
  • Playing With Fire (The Saturday Play)

  • Originally produced at the National Theatre in 2005, David Edgar's play is set against the background of a riot in the fictional northern town of Wyverdale, in the early part of the 21st century. In a revised version for radio, Edgar offers a powerful combination of political and personal drama. Starring Emma Fielding, David Troughton, Geoffrey Whitehead, Paul Bhattacharjee, Pal Aron, David Fleeshman, David Bannerman, Marian Kemmer, Fiona Clarke, Peter Meakin, Sam Dale, Graham Padden, Robert Lister, Susan Brown, Souad Faress, Bethan Walker. Directed by Peter Leslie Wild.

David Edgar is a multi-award-winning dramatist who has written over 60 plays for radio, stage and television. Among his many acclaimed works are the Tony Award-winning The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, Maydays (winner of the Plays and Players Award for Best Play) and Pentecost, winner of the Evening Standard Award for Best Play of the Year.