You Never Touched The Dirt, 11 août 2017 12:00-11 août 2017 13:00, Edinburgh International Festival .

Part of New and Now: International Plays from The Royal Court Theatre

This subtle and witty play tackles the breathtaking economic transformation of China, the dreams it enables and those it crushes.

Over the past 20 years, the Royal Court’s International Playwrights’ Programme, with the support of the British Council, has encouraged emerging writers in all parts of the world to address subjects that they felt were urgent in their societies. In more than 70 countries and over 40 languages writers have felt inspired to write provocative new plays that are responding to our changing world and creating unique works for our times.

Over six mornings, an outstanding group of actors and directors will bring to life new plays from some of the world’s most exciting writers.

Each play reading will last one hour approximately and will be followed by a 30 minute Q&A with the writer.

Following Bad Roads (Tue 8 Aug) there will be a discussion with all the writers from the series, hosted by Vicky Featherstone, Artistic Director of the Royal Court.

Part of the Edinburgh International Festival and British Council season Spirit of ’47

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