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Writer : Richard Bean
Director : Jack McNamara
Designer : Amy Jane Cook
Lighting Designer : Alexandra Stafford
Sound Designer : James Atherton

"A timely really packs a punch" The Stage
Production photography by Pamela Raith
"An astonishing drama...fine and thought provoking production" The Guildford Dragon

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
HARVEST - cast on location

Target audience age: 14yrs+ contains strong language and some adult themes
Running time: 1hr 48 mins
Interval length: 15-20 mins mins


New Perspectives is an East Midlands' based touring theatre company, specialising in bringing new work to rural and community audiences. Through an annual programme of original adaptations, rare revivals and new writing, we aim to bring live theatre that is diverse, affordable and accessible into the heart of wide-ranging communities, as well as to regional, national and international venues.  
Our productions are testament to the fact that rural theatre is as relevant, challenging and vital as theatre made for any other environment. Our participatory projects, career defining training and mentoring opportunities for emerging regional talent and rural touring scheme Northants Touring Arts makes tangible difference to people where they live.

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