Play directory : Harvest

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The information below is intended to give you a brief guide to the show and highlight some of the other The Mandy Network members who have also been involved in this show.

  • Author
    Richard Bean
  • Written
    2005
  • Setting
    1900s
  • Overview
    Harvest traces the history of one North Yorkshire farming family from 1914 to 2006. In seven scenes through ninety years it takes in a birth, an attempted rape, two fatal shootings, much class rivalry, one grope under the kitchen table and a lot of one liners. The play opens with two brothers, William and Albert arguing about who should go to war and who should stay home to mind the farm. William wins, heads for the trenches and returns in the next scene minus his legs, but determined to turn the farm over to pigs. It takes four scenes and forty-four years but he finally gets his way.