By Richard Bean

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Fri 02 Sep 2005
The online booking facility is currently being supplied by SEE Tickets (booking fees apply) while a new online booking facility is being installed. William: It's 1958. The poor want meat. Agar: Do they? Oh dear. They don't want meat every day do they? On 14th May 1875 Lord Primrose Agar, drunk as a skunk, wagered one of his tenant farmers, Orlando Harrison, that his border collie pup Jip would outlive the 94-year-old Harrison. The prize would be 82 acres of up and down known as Kilham Wold Farm, near Driffield in East Yorkshire. Thirteen years later, having buried his dog, Agar shook hands with Orlando and conferred on the Harrisons a century of struggle. Richard Bean's comic new play sweeps through four generations of a Yorkshire farming family fighting to protect their livelihood. Director: Wilson Milam Design: Dick Bird Lighting: Paul Keogan Sound: Gareth Fry Cast includes: Sharon Bower, Mike Burnside, Sian Brooke, Matthew Dunster, Gareth Farr, Craig Gazey, Jane Hazlegrove, Adrian Hood, Clare Lams, Paul Popplewell, Jochum Ten Haaf, Dickon Tyrell. Richard Bean's previous plays at the Royal Court are HONEYMOON SUITE (English Touring Theatre), UNDER THE WHALEBACK and TOAST. His other work includes THE GOD BOTHERERS (Bush), THE MENTALISTS (NT), MR ENGLAND (Crucible, Sheffield) and SMACK FAMILY ROBINSON (Newcastle Live!). 'I can't recommend this thrilling, savagely funny and deeply affecting play too highly.' [UNDER THE WHALEBACK] DAILY TELEGRAPH 'A fine comedy of aspiration and regret' [HONEYMOON SUITE] Daily Mail 'An enjoyably quirky way of dramatising change, disillusion and decay' [HONEYMOON SUITE] The Times Wilson Milam's previous work for the Royal Court was FRESH KILLS and FLESH WOUND. Other theatre includes DEFENDER OF THE FAITH (Abbey, Dublin); TRUE WEST (Bristol Old Vic); LIEUTENANT OF INISHMORE (RSC); ON SUCH WE (Abbey, Dublin); A LIE OF THE MIND (Donmar); THE WEXFORD TRILOGY (Tricycle / Lowry / Gateway); HURLYBURLY (Old Vic / Queens).


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