There’s an uncanny presence on Joe and Kitty’s farm. Precious feed is mysteriously disappearing from the hayshed and prized livestock is being slaughtered at night whilst sinister shadows lurk in the darkness.

With fodder running out and no money left, Joe and Kitty, like their desperate neighbours, will stop at nothing to protect themselves and their cherished land. But at what cost?

Fiona Doyle presents a deeply provocative thriller set in a blighted landscape, where nature is fiercely taking its course and it’s becoming a question of survival of the fittest. Her theatre credits include winner of the 2014 Paptango New Writing Prize, Coolatully (Finborough Theatre) and Rootbound (Arcola).

Anna Ledwich returns to Hampstead Downstairs following Olivier nominated Four Minutes Twelve Seconds last year and The Empty Quarter in 2013. Other theatre credits include Blue Remembered Hills (Chichester Festival Theatre), How Does A Snake Shed Its Skin (NT Studio/BAC/Edinburgh Festival) and Lulu (Gate Theatre/ Headlong).

This production is made possible through a gift by Jocelyn Abbey from the Joan Abbey estate.

Director: Anna Ledwich

Writer(s): Fiona Doyle

Role: Kitty

Cast: Gary Lilburn, Edward MacLiam, Charlotte Randle

  • drama

Rating: u

Duration: 90 mins without interval

Released: 16 April - 16 May 2015

Status: Completed

Theatre/Festival: Hampstead Theatre

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Country: UK