"Includes the plays Master Class, Elgar's Rondo, Music to Murder By and Elgar's Third The creative artist in conflict with destructive external pressures and corrosive internal tensions is a recurring theme in David Pownall's meticulously crafted plays. Master Class was first performed at the Haymarket Theatre, Leicester before transferring to the Old Vic; Elgar's Rondo was performed by the RSC at Stratford-upon-Avon in 1993, and at the Barbican Centre. Elgar's Third, winner of the Sony Gold Award, was first performed on BBC Radio 3 in 1994; Music to Murder By was first performed by the Paines Plough theatre company."
"David Pownall was born in Liverpool and he is a graduate of Keele University. He was dramatist in residence with the Century and Duke's Playhouse, Lancaster and co-founder of Paines Plough Theatre Company with John Adams. His internationally-performed plays include Music to Murder By, An Audience Called Edouard, Beef, Livingstone an Sechele and Master Class. Her most recent new play was Getting the Picture at The Lyric, Belfast. Theatre awards include the John Whiting Prize for Beef, the New York Theatre Yearbook, the LS Directors' Award for Livingstone and Sechele, and many others. He has published ten novels and a collection of short stories. "