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The Farm

by David Storey

Company: Royal Court Theatre Company

Venue: Royal Court Theatre, then May Fair Theatre, both in London’s West End

Performance dates: 26th September to 27th October 1973 at the Royal Court. 1st November, 1973 to ? at the May Fair.

Synopsis: A hard-drinking, hard-working farmer rules the roost, his three daughters and his easy-going wife. Then his son, the aimless poet, returns home and the family reaction is considerable.


Cast of The Farm

Wendy-Patricia Healey
Jennifer-Meg Davies
Brenda-Prunella Gee
Mr. Slattery-Bernard Lee
Mrs. Slattery-Doreen Mantle
Arthur-Frank Grimes

Trivia: This was the first production of the play and was also Lewis’s West End début. The music was specially composed for the show by Alan Price.

"Lewis Collins as Albert gives an accurate impression of inarticulate youth, trying to please" The Stage, 15th November, 1973