The Gathered Leaves

Cast: 5f 6m

Staging: can be simply staged

Amateur rights performance fee: £75 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

Paperback, 160 pages ISBN: 9781848424906Publication Date:
16 Jul 2015
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
EPUB, 160 pages ISBN: 9781780016481Publication Date:
15 Jul 2015
£9.99 £6.49You save £3.50 (35%)
First Staged:
Park Theatre, London, 2015

The Gathered Leaves

By Andrew Keatley

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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.

The Gathered Leaves premiered at Park Theatre, London, in July 2015.

‘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?’

Press Quotes

'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

'outstanding'

The Times

'meaty family drama... perceptive and funny... a humane, deliberately old-fashioned play'

Evening Standard

Cast: 5f 6m

Staging:can be simply staged

Amateur rights performance fee: £75 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

Paperback, 160 pages ISBN: 9781848424906Publication Date:
16 Jul 2015
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
EPUB, 160 pages ISBN: 9781780016481Publication Date:
15 Jul 2015
£9.99 £6.49You save £3.50 (35%)

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Alligators

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