From 7th February 2018
HighTide Festival 2013
‘A masterclass in how to deliver imaginative new writing.’

HighTide Theatre and Soho Theatre present the world premiere of Pastoral by Thomas Eccleshare.

They first noticed it a few weeks ago, creeping round the war memorial and through the crack outside Subway. Just little weeds at first, little sprouts. Herbs and reeds and wild mushrooms. It’s amazing how quickly they’re growing.

Moll thinks she’s going on holiday but something more sinister is afoot. As menacing cats and strutting voles advance, a dangerously fertile countryside just keeps on growing – humanity is on the brink.

A darkly funny and highly original first play be Thomas Eccleshare, the winner of the Verity Bargate Award, starring Anna Calder-Marshall (The Republic of Happiness, Royal Court; Sal, Root & Rose, Trafalgar Studios; The House of Bernarda Alba, The Royal Exchange).

The Verity Bargate Aware is Soho Theatre’s national competition for the best new play by an emerging writer.

Pastoral opened at HighTide Festival 2013 then transferred to the Soho Theatre.

‘Full of bleak poetry and hilarious stage action.’