HARVEST

BY RICHARD BEAN
Directed by Louise Fischer

7 OCTOBER – 8 NOVEMBER 2014

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“Pigs!  It in’t nowt but mathematics.  All you need’s a system.”

This sprawling comic romp follows four generations of a Yorkshire pig-farming family as they fight to protect their livelihood over the course of the 20th century.

At the heart of the story is the life of William Harrison, beginning as a 19 year old eager for adventure in the trenches of the Somme during WWI and ending as a wise-cracking 109 year old whose candle shows no signs of snuffing out.

The Harrisons are battlers and survivors, and no amount of adversity – be it two world wars, the Depression, fatal shootings, armed robbery, attempted rape or commercial failure – can extinguish their intrinsic optimism and pragmatic outlook.  Bean, the celebrated writer of One Man, Two Guvnors, has created a theatrical landscape of epic proportions and infused this family saga of life on the land with a wickedly quirky humour and a deep understanding of human nature.  PHOTOS  PRESS

“A wonderful theatrical experience. One not to be missed.” – Lisa Thatcher

CREATIVE TEAM & CREW 

Director Louise Fischer 
Assistant Director Deborah Mulhall
Set Designer Bethany Sheehan
Sound Designer Alistair Wallace
Lighting Designer Tony Youlden
Production Manager Marc Larkin
Stage Manager Douglas Cairns

CAST

Nick Bolton, Sarah Carroll, Alex Chalwell, Xavier Coy Peter Eyers, John Keightley, Dave Kirkham, Annie Schofield, Isabella Tannock, Abi Rayment, Benjamin Vickers, Bishanyia Vincent Steve Vincent, Jeremy Waters   

TIMES 

Previews Tue 7 & Wed 8 Oct 7:30pm
Thu – Sat 7:30pm, Sun 5pm
Final performance, Sat 8 Nov 5pm
Running time 2hrs 30mins (includes interval)
Please note: this production contains smoking on stage, strong language and adult themes

TICKETS

Full $32 | Concession $27 | Groups (10+) $27 | Members $22 | Previews $17 | Student Rush $17 | Thrifty Thursdays $17

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