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Publisher's Summary

In a rickety, converted 17th-century farmhouse in Dorset, England, a group of authors teaches a creative writing seminar. One of them - a brash American novelist - finds he's got more to learn about writing and romance than he ever dreamed possible.
An L.A. Theatre Works full cast performance featuring Ian Abercrombie as Jeremy Dean, Michael Brandon as Leo Rapkin, Christine Estabrook as Maude Locket, Jeremy Geidt as Henry Locket, David Hunt as Simon St. Clair, and Melanie van Betten as Penny Seawell.
Original music by Raymond Guarna.
Directed by Michael Bloom and recorded before a live audience.
©2012 David Lodge (P)1994 L.A. Theatre Works
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5 out of 5 stars
By Iromba on 01-02-18

The great 1990s

Would you listen to The Writing Game again? Why?


Who was your favorite character and why?

Simon St Clair. Wait till you reach that part of the play when Simon describes his latest novel, Instead of a Novel. Having chosen this character, I would like to add that I adore the other two as well: Leo Rapkin and Maude Locket.

What about the narrators’s performance did you like?


Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I laughed all the way through.

Any additional comments?

David Lodge forayed into playwriting only three times in his life and this is one of the best attempts. It's totally hilarious and helps us to see academia through the lens of tutors as well as successful writers. How funny the world of academia can be as one has to be chummy to one and all in order to survive. LA Theatre company has done a very good job with it.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Brian Abel Ragen on 08-10-16

A slight but enjoyable play

Not Lodge at his best, but still fun. His fans and other English majors will enjoy it.

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4 out of 5 stars
By rob y on 01-21-18


Good play but one of the English accents was so bad it put me off a bit

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