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Trying It On (Warwick Arts Centre and China Plate)

By | Published on Sunday 11 August 2019

“If this was a play…” are the opening words of ‘Trying It On’. Is it? Well, kinda. A (mostly) one-man show, it’s also various parts engaging reminiscence, inventively-staged polemic, and a question posed by 70 year-old David Edgar to his younger, pseudo-revolutionary self and, by proxy, to the audience. That question isn’t “what do you think of all this “Brexit-Trump stuff?” It’s the Trav in the middle of the Festival – that’s not hard to answer. The harder and more provocative question is “what are you actually going to do about it?” and, to those longer in the tooth, including himself, “what did you ever do about it?” If this was a play, I’d say it’s a good one.

Traverse Theatre, until 25 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Bruce Blacklaw]