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This play contains strong language. Suitable for ages 14 & over
The loss of English country ways?
Winner Evening Standard Most Promising Playwright.
Shortlisted for Susan Smith Blackburn Award.
Irene's husband has died suddenly and she's falling apart, just like the West Country cider orchard where they lived for 40 years. Irene is confused and agitated, but she's determined not to relax her iron grip over her middle-aged son Roy, and her simple-minded brother, Len. In this heightened atmosphere of autumnal decay, and the demise of an ancient way of life, old family wounds are re-opened. Money has run out and the banks are threatening to foreclose. Then Roy's twin sister Brenda arrives, along with his former girlfriend Linda - both of them expelled from the house years before.
Can the family heal their wounds or, like the neglected orchard, has their relationship shrivelled beyond repair?