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Full Length Play
Rural craft is no match for the onward march of modern finance in this captivating portrayal of a farm family trapped by forces beyond their comprehension. In 1950, two brothers and a sister inherit a faltering farm in Devon. They take a mortgage to install a modern milking parlor, only to be hit by a disease that decimates their herd. The younger son wants the others to buy his share of the encumbered farm so he can marry and escape from the family's dreary existence. The sister, a woman obsessed with tradition, ritual and maintaining dead ideals, foils his dreams. Thirty years later, the devastating aftermath of regrets and missed opportunities is heart breakingly apparent.
"Powerful and compelling drama at its best!... It made me laugh; it made me cry." - Western Morning News
"A very good new play. It gets inside the farming crisis." - The Stage
"A triumph... of strong drama." - The In
Philip Osment was brought up on a farm in North Devon and read Modern Languages at Keble College, Oxford. He trained as an actor and acted with leading alternative theatre companies, including Gay Sweatshop, The Half Moon and Shared Experience. He has also worked as a director and until 1989 was one of the artistic directors of Gay Sweatshop. More recently he directed plays for two young people's ... view full profile
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