David Edgar

Roger Rees dies aged 71
The actor won an Olivier and a Tony for his portrayal of Nicholas Nickleby for the RSC
Michael Coveney: Are books taking over the stage, and does it matter?
To mark World Book Day, our chief critic reflects on the influence of literature on contemporary theatre
New work 'overtakes revivals' on British stages, says report
A major survey of over 250 UK venues reveals that new work is now in the majority
David Edgar to lead discussion of playwriting at Oxford University
Edgar will take up the post of visiting professor of drama studies
Looking back: Michael Coveney's theatre review of 2014
Our chief critic reflects on his theatrical highs and lows of the past 12 months
The Iron Curtain Trilogy (Cockpit Theatre)
David Edgar's plays centring on the Eastern Bloc are given an urgent revival by American company Burning Coal
The Shape of the Table (Cockpit Theatre)
'A lucid, witty paradigm of what happened in the Velvet Revolution'
David Edgar's 'Iron Curtain Trilogy' revived for Berlin Wall anniversary
The trilogy - comprising The Shape of the Table, Pentecost and The Prisoner's Dilemma - has never before been performed in rep
Michael Coveney: Summer treats with Noël Coward and seaside piers; RIP Peter Whelan
Our chief critic enjoys a leading Coward interpreter and reflects on the death of the writer of The Accrington Pals
If Only (Chichester)
The Chichester Minerva stages David Edgar's new satire about a Labour special advisor, a Lib Dem staffer and a Tory candidate who are stranded in Malaga Airport by the 2010 Icelandic ash-cloud