Racing Demon (play)
Cottesloe, National Theatre window card, 1990
|Written by||David Hare|
|Place premiered||Cottesloe, National Theatre
The Absence of War
|Subject||Clergymen struggle to make sense of their mission|
|Setting||1980s; South London|
Racing Demon is a 1990 play by English playwright David Hare. Part of a trio of plays about British institutions, it focuses on the Church of England, and tackles issues such as gay ordination, and the role of evangelism in inner-city communities. The play debuted at the National Theatre.
Awards and nominations
- 1990 Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Play
- 1996 Tony Award for Best Play
- Hare, David (1990). Racing Demon: A Play (First edition ed.). London: Faber & Faber. ISBN 0-573-11369-6.