Frank (Craig Edgley) tends the heifers – someone has to. The corporates have moved all the dairy farmers out West, but Emma (Helen Foster) and Frank stay true to their roots.
In 1975, Paul Hill was convicted for bombing two English pubs, along with three other people. Coerced into confessing by the police, the twenty-one year old from Belfast later retracted his confession but was found guilty and imprisoned with the others as IRA supporters. It wasn’t until 1989, long after his attempt to appeal had been denied, that investigators discovered police officers linked to the original case had altered evidence. The “Guildford Four” were released immediately, after 14 years inside
The issues this play deals with are profoundly important. Examining the hypocrisies, the power imbalance and the violent adherence to gendered stereotypes in the workplace is something that needs examining. In places, the chemistry between the characters was enticing and the dialogue spot on. Overall, though, it was a little uneven.