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David Edgar Awards and Nominations

Olivier Awards - 1996 - BBC Award for the Play of the Year

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New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 1982 - Best Play

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Tony Awards - 1982 - Best Play

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Orange Tree Theatre Reveals Further Information For 2024 Programming

Orange Tree Theatre has announced further information for its 2024 Autumn season. The season features world premières of David Edgar's Here in America and Hannah Khalil's adaptation of Treasure Island alongside a revival of Rajiv Joseph's Guards at the Taj and Jane Asher joining Oliver Ford Davies to star in Twelfth Night.
FEMINIST THEATRE - THEN & NOW Out From Supernova Books On This May

Celebrate 50 years of Feminist Theatre with the release of 'Feminist Theatre - Then & Now' by Supernova Books.
RSC's New Season to Include OTHELLO, EDWARD II and Works by Sheridan and Hanif Kureishi

Newly appointed Co-Artistic Directors of the RSC, Daniel Evans and Tamara Harvey have announced their inaugural season for the Company.
A FAMILY BUSINESS Will Embark on UK Tour in 2024

 A Family Business is the final part of Chris Thorpe and Rachel Chavkin’s trilogy of shows that look at global issues from an individual standpoint, following on from Confirmation and Status, both Scotsman Fringe First winners.
Faber New Play Award Awarded to Carmen Marcus' AND THE EARTH OPENED UP UNDER HER

The Faber New Play Award, which offers publication to coincide with the premiere, and a prize of £5,000, was granted to the best play written by an unpublished playwright under the WGGB New Play Commission Scheme. Learn more about the play here!
The Orange Tree Theatre Reveals Autumn 2024 Season

The Orange Tree (OT) has announced four new productions for their Autumn season. Learn more about the full season lineup here!
Burning Coal's 2023 Oakwood Cemetery Series to Present BUTTERFLY WINGS Beginning in September

Burning Coal Theatre Company will present the premiere of Jerome Davis' Butterfly Wings adapted from the book Life and Death in High Places by Bruce Miller and Robin Simonton, directed by Allison Acuff. Butterfly Wings will run September 29th and 30th at 6:30 pm and October 1st at 2 pm, 2023, at the Oakwood Cemetery, located at 701 Oakwood Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27601.
Burning Coal Theatre Company Presents ARCADIA By Tom Stoppard

Burning Coal Theatre Company has announced its production of Tom Stoppard's' Arcadia, directed by Jerome Davis. Arcadia will run October 12 – 29, 2023, at the Murphey School, located at 224 Polk Street, Raleigh, NC 27604.
Simon Russell Beale to Appear at Shakespeare's Globe's MOVING STORIES, in Support of the UN Refugee Agency

On Sunday 25 June, Shakespeare’s Globe will host ‘Moving Stories’ in the candlelit Sam Wanamaker Playhouse in support of UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency. The event will include sketches, short plays and songs examining the experiences of refugees, and responses to the crisis.
Burning Coal Theatre Announces KIDSWRITE! FESTIVAL 2023, May 27- 28

Burning Coal Theatre Company presents Kidswrite 2023, a festival of new plays written by youngsters from 6th to 12th grades, May 27th and 28th at 2 pm at Burning Coal Theatre.
50th Anniversary Exhibition of Jamaican Artists Inspired By THE HARDER THEY COME to be Featured at The Public Theater

Beginning on Thursday, February 16, theatergoers will be able to visit Wheel and Come Again: The 50th Anniversary Art Exhibition of The Harder They Come on The Public Theater’s Levin Mezzanine, an exhibition of art inspired by the original film.
Winners Announced For the Writers' Guild Of Great Britain Awards 2023

Writers behind some of the most critically acclaimed works over the last year were honoured at the Writers' Guild of Great Britain Awards 2023 ceremony, including Aamina Ahmad, David Edgar, Vivienne Franzmann, Rebecca Hall, Katie Hims, Adam Kay, Neil McKay, and Ben Power.
Harbor Theater to Present New Version of A CHRISTMAS CAROL Beginning This Week

The Australian premiere of a new stage adaptation of A Christmas Carol – written as if narrated by and featuring Charles Dickens himself – will be presented at Harbour Theatre beginning next week.
Jeannette Bayardelle, Shawn Bowers & More to Star in THE HARDER THEY COME World Premiere at The Public Theater

The Public Theater has announced casting for the world premiere of THE HARDER THEY COME, a musical adaptation of the classic Jamaican film produced and directed by Perry Henzell and co-written with Trevor Rhone.
Photos: First Look at the Royal Shakespeare Company's A CHRISTMAS CAROL

The Royal Shakespeare Company has released production photos from its current production of A Christmas Carol, which features Adrian Edmondson as Scrooge and Sunetra Sarker as The Ghost of Christmas Present.
Reading Theater Project Presents New Production, PRESENT, FUTURE, PAST

The ​Reading Theater Project has announced Present, Future, Past, a production of three one act plays: Buy to Rent by Félix Alfonso Peña, Everybody Hates This Place by Adam Richter, and Grave Concerns by Susan E. Sneeringer.
Children's Cast Announced For RSC's A CHRISTMAS CAROL

The Royal Shakespeare Company has revealed the names of the children who will appear alongside Adrian Edmondson (who plays Scrooge) in its forthcoming production of Dickens' classic festive tale, A Christmas Carol.  The roles the children play include the iconic part of Tiny Tim, which will be shared by four young actors.
Wolverhampton Panto Cast Announced for ALADDIN

Fresh from the West End production of Moulin Rouge The Musical, West End leading lady and singing sensation Zoe Birkett will play Spirit Of The Ring alongside EastEnders’ Beppe Di Marco, Michael Greco as Abanazar. Joining them is CBeebies favourite Ben Cajee in the title role of Aladdin, returning favourites Tam Ryan as Wishee Washee and Ian Adams as Widow Twankey, Duane Gooden as the Genie, Ian Billings as the Notary and introducing Wolverhampton’s own Sofie Anné as Princess Jasmine.
Writers' Guild Of Great Britain (WGGB) Announces New Play Commission Scheme

Eighteen new plays for the inaugural New Play Commission Scheme (NPCS) have been announced by the Writers' Guild of Great Britain (WGGB) in partnership with HighTide theatre company, UK Theatre and the Independent Theatre Council.
Adrian Edmondson Will Play Scrooge in RSC's A CHRISTMAS CAROL

Adrian Edmondson will play Ebenezer Scrooge in the Royal Shakespeare Company's revival of David Edgar's adaptation of Dickens' much-loved classic story A Christmas Carol.  The production, directed by Rachel Kavanaugh, runs in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon between 26 October 2022 – 1 January 2023.


What awards has David Edgar been nominated for?

David Edgar has been nominated for several prestigious awards, including the 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?

David Edgar has won the Best Play award from the New York Drama Critics Circle Awards and the Tony Awards for The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby.

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