Racing Demon (play)

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Racing Demon
Racing Demon.jpg
Cottesloe, National Theatre window card, 1990
Written by David Hare
Date premiered 1990
Place premiered Cottesloe, National Theatre
London England
Original language English
Series Racing Demon
Murmuring Judges
The Absence of War
Subject Clergymen struggle to make sense of their mission
Genre Drama
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[edit]

  • 1990 Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Play
  • 1996 Tony Award for Best Play


  • Hare, David (1990). Racing Demon: A Play (First ed.). London: Faber & Faber. ISBN 0-573-11369-6. 

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