On October 8th 2019 I chaired and participated in the post-show discussion of David Edgar's play, 'Trying It On'. The show had premiered at Warwick Arts Centre in June 2018, and it was back there before a short national tour. It is a Warwick Arts Centre presentation in collaboration with the China Plate Theatre Company, and through my connections with China Plate I had spoken to David about his objectives when he set out initially to research the play. It takes the form of an introspective conversation between him now and his twenty-year-old self in 1968, asking whether that younger version would recognise the path he has subsequently taken as living true to his principles.
David's play has been very favourably reviewed in the Guardian. (However, there are some spoilers in this write-up.)