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Set in eighteenth-century England: a world of cruelty, injustice and iron privilege. Lord Are is forced by poverty into an unwanted marriage with the daughter of a wealthy mineowner. One morning, during breakfast, he commits a bizarre and fatal crime. He seeks to pin responsibility for it on his guileless, illiterate footman, Bob Hedges. A battle ensues between Bob's black, justice-hungry wife and the fortified privilege of the ruling classes.Performers Madeline Appiah, Robert East, Beverley Klein (Madeline Appiah), Mark Lockyer (Lord Are), Dorothea Myer-Bennett, Michael Schaeffer, Mark Stobbart.
Author Edward Bond. Company Headlong Theatre (previously known as Oxford Stage Company and in association with Bristol Old Vic). Director Rupert Goold. Design Colin Richmond. Lighting Oliver Fenwick. Music Adam Cork.
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