The Gathered Leaves


ISBN: 9781848424906
Author: By Andrew Keatley
Publication Date: 16/07/2015
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
Extent: 160pp.
Availability: Available

SKU: BK2236 Categories: , , , Tag:

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.

Andrew Keatley’s play The Gathered Leaves was first performed at Park Theatre, London, in July 2015.

‘A freshness and verve that’s hugely impressive’

‘Riveting… Keatley accurately pins down the tensions within family life and records a moment of social transition’

The Times

‘Meaty family drama… perceptive and funny… a humane, deliberately old-fashioned play’
Evening Standard

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