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David Edgar

 
 

David Edgar Awards and Nominations

 
Olivier Awards - 1996 - BBC Award for the Play of the Year
David EdgarPentecost
 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 1982 - Best Play Gold Star
David Edgar, The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby
 
Tony Awards - 1982 - Best Play Gold Star
David Edgar, The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby

David Edgar News

China Plate's Bite Size Festival Returns To Warwick Arts Centre This April Photo China Plate's Bite Size Festival Returns To Warwick Arts Centre This April
by Stephi Wild - Apr 14, 2022

China Plate's invigorating one-day festival of theatrical talent from the Midlands returns to the Warwick Arts Centre this April. From family-friendly theatre about a yeti to a full-length evening show about concealing the truth, the festival celebrates the best in new and established theatre-making from across the region.

Groundbreaking Principles Established For Digital Broadcast Of Stage Plays Photo Groundbreaking Principles Established For Digital Broadcast Of Stage Plays
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 7, 2022

WGGB has agreed a groundbreaking set of principles to govern the digital broadcasts of stage plays by the Royal Court, the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre.

Burning Coal Theatre Company Presents THE LIFE OF GALILEO Photo Burning Coal Theatre Company Presents THE LIFE OF GALILEO
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 1, 2022

Burning Coal Theatre Company will present its production of The Life of Galileo by Bertolt Brecht, adapted by David Edgar, April 7 - 24, 2022. 

New Play Commission Scheme Launches; Backed By Caryl Churchill, Tom Stoppard, and Mor Photo New Play Commission Scheme Launches; Backed By Caryl Churchill, Tom Stoppard, and More
by Stephi Wild - Mar 14, 2022

The New Play Commission Scheme (NPCS), led by WGGB in partnership with HighTide Theatre, UK Theatre and the Independent Theatre Council, has been designed to respond to the decline in new theatre commissions during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Rural Touring Dance Initiative Report Shows Benefit Of Taking Dance To Rural Spaces Photo Rural Touring Dance Initiative Report Shows Benefit Of Taking Dance To Rural Spaces
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 2, 2022

A new report released by the Rural Touring Dance Initiative (RTDI) has shown that taking dance into rural spaces can be a gateway to finding new audiences.

Birmingham Rep's THE PARK BENCH PLAYS Will Be Broadcast On Sky Arts Photo Birmingham Rep's THE PARK BENCH PLAYS Will Be Broadcast On Sky Arts
by Stephi Wild - Feb 4, 2022

Birmingham Rep have announced that five of their new commissions filmed as part of The Park Bench Plays will be broadcast on Sky Arts (Freeview Channel 11) on Monday 7 February 2022 at 11pm.

China Plate Announce New Leadership Appointments Photo China Plate Announce New Leadership Appointments
by Stephi Wild - Feb 1, 2022

Midlands-based independent theatre studio China Plate have announced the appointment of their first ever Executive Director, Chloe Courtney, and Sarah Preece as the Chair of the Board. Chloe Courtney takes up their role in March, joining the leadership team of Artistic Directors Ed Collier and Paul Warwick and in May Sarah will take over from Phyllida Hancock who was in the role for four years.

Birmingham Rep Announces Additional 50th Anniversary Programming Photo Birmingham Rep Announces Additional 50th Anniversary Programming
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 30, 2021

Following the celebratory reopening of Birmingham Rep this autumn with critically acclaimed productions of East is East, the brand new musical What’s New Pussycat? and the presentation of Grenfell: Value Engineering, Artistic Director Sean Foley announces a new collection of work to follow his own production of the classic comedy The Play What I Wrote.

First Bite Festival Will Kick Off Next Week Photo First Bite Festival Will Kick Off Next Week
by Stephi Wild - Sep 22, 2021

Ten brand new work-in-progress shows by companies and artists based in the Midlands will have their first outing for audiences and industry professionals at this year's First Bite festival. The free online micro-festival, produced by independent theatre studio China Plate, will take place over a week in four lunchtime events hosted by Georgie Jones.

Leading Playwrights Back New WGGB Digital Principles For Theatre Photo Leading Playwrights Back New WGGB Digital Principles For Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Sep 20, 2021

Leading playwrights and WGGB members Caryl Churchill, April de Angelis, Nick Dear, David Edgar, David Eldridge, Lee Hall, Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti, Lucy Kirkwood, Bryony Lavery, Simon Stephens, Sir Tom Stoppard, Jack Thorne and Roy Williams OBE have backed new digital principles for theatre launched today.

David Edgar Videos

STAGE TUBE: MTC Celebrates Lynne Meadow With Nathan Lane, Christine Baranski and More
by Stage Tube - Jun 25, 2012

Manhattan Theatre Club has created a special short film in celebration of Lynne Meadow's 40th anniversary as the visionary and artistic leader of the organization. The film premiered on Monday, June 18 during a special tribute event honoring Meadow at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre - now view the video below!


David Edgar Frequently Asked Questions

What awards has David Edgar been nominated for?
BBC Award for the Play of the Year (Olivier Awards) for Pentecost Best Play (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby and Best Play (Tony Awards) for The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby .

What awards has David Edgar won?
Best Play (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nicklebyand Best Play (Tony Awards) for The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby.