On May 14th 1875 Lord Primrose Agar, drunk as a skunk, wagered one of his tenant farmers, Orlando Harrison, that his new 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 epic comedy epic spans 91 years, from 1914 to 2005 and charts the rise and fall of the English rural smallholding through four generations of the same family.Performers Sian Brooke, Matthew Dunster, Gareth Farr, Jane Hazlegrove, Clare Lams, Paul Popplewell, Jochum Ten Haaf, Dickon Tyrrell.
Author Richard Bean. Producer Royal Court Theatre. Director Wilson Milam. Design Dick Bird. Lighting Paul Keogan. Sound Gareth Fry.