An epic comedy-drama of feuds and farming over four generations
By 1914 Kilham Wold Farm – 82 acres of up and down near Driffield, East Yorkshire – had been in Harrison hands for 30 years, taken from a local landowner after unwittingly winning a wager. With war now raging around them, brothers William and Alfred have to face their heritage and tirelessly fight for their families’ survival against a rapidly changing world.
From the writer of the international hit One Man, Two Guvnors, Harvest was first performed at the Royal Court in September 2005. For the first time a 6-strong ensemble present this modern agricultural saga, an epic story spanning the 20th century. This darkly entertaining comedy tells the story of one rural family’s survival in a changing agricultural landscape, over generations of births, deaths, love and a lifetime of farming.
Heading the cast will be newcomer and recent RADA graduate Tom Edward-Kane, fresh from filming with Mike Leigh on his new film Peterloo. The cast also includes John Askew as Lord Agar, Elizabeth Twells as Laura, Thomas Cotran as Albert, Zoe Iqbal as Maude and Matthew Brown as Stefan.
“Funny, poignant and with a heart as big as a house, this is a rich Harvest indeed”
THE DAILY TELEGRAPH
“This is a most extraordinary play by Richard Bean: only an English playwright could have come up with such a blend of serious social history and boisterous rural comedy”
THE SUNDAY TIMES
“Quietly enthralling and remarkably funny”
THE INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY
“A funny, absorbing family saga… splendidly salty writing and a cast of engaging characters”
THE MAIL ON SUNDAY
Presented by New Perspectives Theatre Company
By Richard Bean
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From £19.00 - £29.50Ticket prices include £1 Restoration Levy and £1 Booking Fee
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Act 1 65 mins
Interval 20 mins
Act 2 45 mins