A moving, uncompromising depiction of rural life.
It’s a dark night in 2001. Farmer, Michael, and local vet, Jeffrey, are huddled in the cow shed playing general knowledge games as they await the birth of a calf to join his herd. Outside the warm lamplight of the barn, the terrible shadow of Foot and Mouth disease is growing darker but Michael and Jeffrey both have troubles nearer to home.
Bea Robert’s compassionate portrait of country life is about more than an unstoppable epidemic. She traces the profound changes in society overtaking rural communities as Michael and Jeffrey face a new world of Grand Designs, Tesco Metros and rural tourism.
Leavened with gentle humour, this award-winning play is a both a requiem for a vanishing world and a hymn to the survival of friendship even when everything else falls apart.
This play contains language and comments that you may find offensive. These reflect the era and characters portrayed and are necessary to the play. Recommended minimum age 14+
Performed by Steve Jacobs (Miracle, Wildworks) and Craig Johnson (Kneehigh, Squashbox) and directed by John Brolly (Associate Director, the Minack Theatre), this is a Minack Production.