Presented by Warwick Arts Centre & China Plate

“Are we the same person? If not, 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.

Now in his 70s, he is confronted by his 20-year-old self. 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?

ShowTalk: Followed by Post Show Discussion

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The Gulbenkian reviews

“A triumph”

Michael Billington, The Guardian
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“As charming as it is challenging”

Dominic Maxwell, The Times
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“An autobiographical trot through half a century of personal and political change”

The Times
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“David Edgar’s autobiographical analysis of recent social change is energised with humour and humility”

The Stage

“Trying It On leaves us with a sense of hope not often found in other works about our own turbulent times.”

The Daily Spectacle
Trying it On

Sat 5 October 2019

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