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David Edgar's Maydays to be revived by the RSC

Edgar's seminal play marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy

David Edgar
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The Royal Shakespeare Company has announced that it will stage an updated version of David Edgar's seminal play Maydays in September.

The production, which will form part of the RSC's Mischief Festival, will run at The Other Place from 27 September to 20 October 2018.

Directed by Owen Horsley, Edgar's political play is being revived to mark the 50th anniversary year of Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy's assassination, as well as the student-worker uprising in Paris and the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia.

First staged by the RSC at the Barbican in 1983, the piece tells the story of the idealistic young who came of age in 1968 and were drawn into revolutionary politics. Casting is to be announced.

Maydays, will be accompanied by the previously announced Trying It On, an autobiographical one-man show which will see Edgar – the RSC's most produced living playwright –  make his professional acting debut after 50 years of writing.