Patron: 2004 – present
David Edgar (born 26 February 1948) is a British playwright and writer who has had more than sixty of his plays published and performed on stage, radio and television around the world, making him one of the most prolific dramatists of the post-1960s generation in Great Britain. He was resident playwright at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre in 1974-5 and has been a board member with them since 1985. Awarded a Fellow in Creative Writing at Leeds Polytechnic, he was made a Bicentennial Arts Fellow (US) (1978‑9).
He has enjoyed a long-term association with the Royal Shakespeare Company since 1976, and his works have been performed in Ireland, throughout western and eastern Europe, America and as far afield as Australia, New Zealand, Canada and Japan; he is one of England's foremost political playwrights, and recipient of numerous awards, but most importantly for The Young Theatre, in 1978 he wrote Ball Boys - the one act play with which the group won the British Drama Festival of One Act Plays in 2004 - the first youth drama group ever to do so.
It was following this success, that David agreed to become a Patron of the group.
YT's winning team
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