Although this play was written in the 1980s by the late Mervyn Thompson and is a theatrical interpretation of John A Leeï¿½s controversial novel (1934) of the same name, the issues raised within the text are deeply political and humanistic in a way that transcends historical time and place and make them as relevant today as they were when the two works were published - perhaps even more so. The cast has embraced the play in a way that indicates that it is relevant to them as individuals and their perceptions of our society. This play is funny, gritty, frightening, and intelligent in its observations. The performance promises to be the same. With a cast of diverse ages, backgrounds and experience and a director who understands the challenges of a performance that will do this play justice, we promise an event that will leave you thinking and feeling, and hopefully admiring the qualities of rough, physical, 'get your knees dirty' theatre.