It is 1935. In the countryside the tractor is taking over from the horse. The balance of nature is being upset. A stranger appears. A ghost? An angel? Or… a Boggart? Whoever he is, don’t put him in the village stocks.
Nicke Darke was a Cornishman who cared passionately about the environment. He was also a lobster fisherman, broadcaster, film-maker and chairman of his local parish council. His plays are often set in the past but project themes which are relevant today. As well as on radio and television, his work has been performed by Bristol Old Vic, the Royal Court, National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company. Despite his distinguished career he claimed that his greatest achievement, along with his wife Jane – who has given her full support to this production – was in persuading North Cornwall Council not mechanically to rake the beaches and thus avoid damaging the natural eco-structure.
Richard Avery, who directs, worked with Nick Darke and was in the cast of Landmarks when it was staged at the Chester Gateway Theatre in 1979.
The show will run for something inside two hours including an interval.