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Arthur & George

Issue No. 2195

David Edgar has vividly brought Julian Barnes’ semi-fictional novel to life in a new stage adaptation more than 100 years after it was written.

It centres on Birmingham solicitor George Edalji, a black man convicted for a crime he claims he did not commit.

Desperate to prove his innocence, he recruits the help of expert crime writer Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Arthur & George raises questions about guilt and innocence, identity, nationality and race.

Arthur & George is on at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre until 10 April. Tickets £10–£32

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Tue 30 Mar 2010, 18:50 BST
Issue No. 2195
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