Alistair Beaton’s provocative comedy takes audiences to an idyllic English village threatened by an energy company intent on drilling for shale gas.

Anne Reid plays Elizabeth, a retired academic who finds herself transformed from obedient citizen to angry protestor.

While her increasingly grumpy husband (James Bolam) longs for the quiet life, Elizabeth soars to fame via social media. Desperate to get planning permission, hard-nosed PR men team up with a corrupt local councillor to persuade the villagers that fracking is a good thing. Elizabeth’s having none of it, and mounts the barricades…



Playwright: Alistair Beaton
Director: Jonathan Church
Cast: Anne Reid, James Bolam, Michael Simkins, Freddie Meredith, Andrea Hart, Tristram Wymark
Designer: James Cotterill
Lighting Designer: Johanna Town
Sound Designer: Ian Dickinson
Casting: Gabrielle Dawes