Writer : Richard Bean
Director : Jack McNamara
Designer : Amy Jane Cook
Lighting Designer : Alexandra Stafford
Sound Designer : James Atherton
"God made the country - man made the town" -
Virgil (70-19 BC)
A blend of serious social history and boisterous rural drama.
By 1914 all 82 acres of Kilham Wold Farm near Driffield, East Yorkshire, had been in Harrison hands for 30 years, taken from a local landowner after unwittingly winning a wager. With war now raging around them, brothers William and Albert have to face their heritage and tirelessly fight for their family's survival against a rapidly changing world.
From the writer of the international hit One Man, Two Guvnors, Harvest was first performed at the Royal Court in September 2005. For the first time a 6-strong ensemble present this sweeping rural saga, an epic story spanning the 20th century. This darkly entertaining comedy tells the story of one rural family's survival in a changing agricultural landscape, over generations of births, deaths, love and a lifetime of farming.
The cast on location at Redfield House Farm: photography by Julian Hughes
Target audience age: 14yrs+ contains strong language and some adult themes
Running time: approx 2hrs 30mins
Interval length: 15 mins mins