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Nature Knows Best
July 22, 2018- 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm£9 – £10
Nature Knows Best’ is a compilation of three short comedy plays, by Devonshire playwright Nick Discombe. Each play portrays a day in the life of three different animal couplings.
“Sheep Mount” is a hilarious, yet poignant piece, in which an ewe and a ram escape their depressing lives on an enclosed farm in Devon, to roam free on Dartmoor. The defiant ewe Zoe, who is fed up of the farmer taking her young, hopes to rescue her relationship with her ram, Wayne despite his roving eye. Meanwhile Wayne has had to contend with many horrible scientific treatments from the farmer.
“Sea Gull Heaven” gives us a look into the life of two gulls that have been living out their days at a tip where there are easy pickings for food, because of mans wasteful habits. But due to city dangers and a wasteful life they wish to get back to nature, so fly to the coasts of Dawlish where they aim to cleanse their spirits.
“Seahorse Ride” changes our perceptions as we see conventional roles within a relationship switch. The male of the species carries the children and gives birth to them which he is not at all happy about. Not just for the obvious reason but also because of mans effects on environment, which are deteriorating any chance of his births being successful.
This production is directed by Jacquie Crago; voice coach for National Theatre productions ‘One Man Two Governors’ & ‘Warhorse’ and for the RSC.
“Fascinating to watch” | “Simple, effective and very funny” | “Delightfully Funny” Buxton Fringe Reviewer & Everyman Theatre
“Touching, modern, yet Aesop like” The National Theatre
Recommended for ages 12yrs+