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Set in writer and performer Jessica Barker-Wren's home county of Devon, COW explores the wide range of experiences and issues that make up rural life, from chickens to the EU, from climate change to personal loss. The play follows Bethan, still grappling with the loss of her mother, as she returns from her life in London to help her father on the family farm. But now it's Bethan that needs help, and Devon isn't the same place it was when she left it. As she waits with a cow called Friendly for someone to lend her a tractor, her story unfolds. Bethan has come down to Yeoford with a cow. There wasn't another option. This is a casual rural situation - she's a farmer's daughter looking to acquire a tractor. Devon is flooded (the entire West Country is awash) and she has been trying to take charge. The farm is in disarray: there are pigs for one thing. Pigs? In cream country? And her need for a tractor is actually quite urgent...
Archive :: production:T1678834620, play:S08371577, venue:V1892701352
World Premiere This event takes place at The Boat Shed