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A beautiful autumn day, rural England.
A respected professor returns to his farmland after many years...with a new, beautiful, young wife. Their arrival turns the lives of his family and friends upside down, forcing everyone to re-examine their choices. Old wounds are reopened, passions are awakened and thwarted ambitions bubble to the surface, threatening the lives of everyone involved.
About the Author
Anya Reiss completed the Young Writers Programme at the Royal Court. Her first play, Spur of the Moment, premiered at the Royal Court in July 2010, winning her the award for Most Promising Playwright at both the Evening Standard and Critics' Circle Awards, and also the TMA Theatre Award for Best New Play. Her second play, The Acid Test, also opened at the Royal Court in 2011, and was a box office sell-out earning rave reviews. She also contributed to the Bush Theatre's Sixty-Six Books (2011), writing a response to a chapter of the King James Bible. Her adaptations of The Seagull (Southwark Playhouse, 2013), Spring Awakening (Headlong, 2014), and Three Sisters are also published by Oberon Books.