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.
|Mr. Slattery||-||Bernard Lee|
|Mrs. Slattery||-||Doreen Mantle|
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