3 (4) · New Writing, Contemporary

On a farm outside Winchester, Ryan struggles to make a living off the land. His sister Lou has returned home after the death of their father to support Jenny, their formidable mother.


Not so long ago, when a neighbour’s Labrador strayed onto the farm, their dad reached for his shotgun. Now, when Lou’s boyfriend Pete reappears, flush with money from his job at an oil refinery, Jenny fights to hold her children to the life she planned for them.

“Everything he writes about love, loss, grief, desolation, and moments of hope and illumination rings absolutely true.”
Michael Frayn

“Remember the name Barney Norris. He’s a new writer in his twenties, but already outstanding.”
The Times

Critic reviews

Claire Skinner is outstanding

The Guardian

Barney Norris' intimate, if frustratingly safe, new play set in rural Hampshire

The Stage

You can't move for Brexit metaphors

Whats On Stage

Grief and anxiety stalk the great British rustic idyll

Evening Standard

A slightly soporific trip to the country

The Telegraph

Moving but over-exposed

Arts Desk

Barney Norris's special sensitivity is lost on such a large stage

The Independent

Date & time

Show ended
Sat 28 Apr - Sat 26 May, 2.30pm, 3pm & 7.45pm*

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