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Writer : Andy Barrett

Toured Summer / Autumn 2006
The Allotmentis a hilariously funny and intensely moving play following four strangers from war-torn corners of the world as they are drawn into the plans of a middle-aged sociology student who’s convinced that gardening holds the key to healing shattered lives - share their stories and discover if new friendships can be grown on a little patch of English soil.

Sony Award-winning writer Andy Barrett has drawn upon his Nottingham roots and his extensive research amongst users of the city’s historic allotments, to explore the role that allotments have played in the integration of refugees/asylum seekers throughout the UK.

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