The Birmingham Repertory Theatre Company and Nottingham Playhouse present
Arthur & George
Adapted for the stage by David Edgar
Based on the novel by Julian Barnes
Fri., 19 Mar 2010 – Sat., 10 Apr 2010.
Birmingham solicitor George Edalji has been convicted of a terrible crime and is desperate to prove his innocence. After his release from prison he recruits the help of none other than expert crime writer Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to help solve his mysterious case and hopefully win him a pardon.
This powerful new stage adaptation, based on Julian Barnes’ semi-fictional novel, brings vividly to life the events of a hundred years ago which made sensational headlines as The Great Wyrley Outrages
. As gripping as any of Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes mysteries, Arthur & George
also raises many questions about guilt and innocence, identity, nationality and race.
Birmingham born, and internationally acclaimed playwright, David Edgar has written many plays including Destiny
, Playing With Fire
and Testing The Echo
and his stage adaptations include Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde
and Nicholas Nickleby
. His most recent work for The REP was a new translation of Brecht’s Galileo
Visit the Birmingham Repertory website for ticketing and performance information: http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/event/arthur-george
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