The Gathered Leaves
A moving, poignant and funny family drama that sees the weight of family history, of reputation, and of expectation, all descend on one family over Easter weekend in 1997.
For more than seventeen years, the Pennington family has never been together in the same room. But now, on the eve of William’s seventy-fifth birthday, all three generations have gathered with the intention of putting the past behind them. If only it were that simple…
And time is running out. Especially for William, as the world he has always known begins to crumble around him.
‘With your head peeking out from under the umbrella of education for the first time you’re absolutely petrified of feeling your first drop of rain. What can you say?’
'A freshness and verve that’s hugely impressive'Telegraph
'Riveting... Keatley accurately pins down the tensions within family life and records a moment of social transition'Guardian
'Meaty family drama... perceptive and funny... a humane, deliberately old-fashioned play'Evening Standard
16 Jul 2015Size: 198mm x 129mm
15 Jul 2015
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