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Wreckers

Author: David Edgar
Publisher: London : Eyre Methuen, 1977.
Series: Methuen new theatrescript, no. 6.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A play with music, Wreckers tells the story of various crimes and various kinds of criminal. Set in the East End, the first half contrasts the imprisonment of the five dockers under the Indutrial Relations Act 1972 with some of the murkier goings-on in the London Rag Trade. The second half takes the same characters forward four years to 1976 and traces their involvement in a left wing 'takever' of a constituency  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Plays
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Edgar, David, 1948-
Wreckers.
London : Eyre Methuen, 1977
(OCoLC)557934657
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Edgar
ISBN: 0413385108 9780413385109
OCLC Number: 5829488
Notes: The songs (unacc. melodies) are by members of the 7:84 Theatre Company, England.
Description: [6], 46, [11] pages of music ; 21 cm.
Series Title: Methuen new theatrescript, no. 6.
Responsibility: David Edgar ; [with music by the 7.84 Band].

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A play with music, Wreckers tells the story of various crimes and various kinds of criminal. Set in the East End, the first half contrasts the imprisonment of the five dockers under the Indutrial Relations Act 1972 with some of the murkier goings-on in the London Rag Trade. The second half takes the same characters forward four years to 1976 and traces their involvement in a left wing 'takever' of a constituency Labour Party in an effort to oust the local MP. Wreckers was written for the 7:84 Company and was first presented at the Barnfield Theatre Exeter on 10 Feburary 1977.

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