A witty and heartfelt look at a family falling apart – and pulling together – when life doesn’t turn out quite the way they imagined. Joint Winner of the Critics’ Circle Most Promising Playwright Award, 2013.
It’s Andy Griffith’s twenty-first birthday. Not that he’s counting. But his mother Carol is. Counting the minutes until he arrives, counting the unexpected guests, counting the times that something like this has happened before.
Rory Kinnear’s first play, The Herd was first performed at the Bush Theatre, London, in September 2013.
‘Remarkable… all the roles represent gifts for actors’
‘An accomplished debut… a vivid and unsentimental portrait of domestic life, flecked with wry humour’
— Evening Standard
‘Grips like a vice’
‘Witty, agonising and eye-opening… a weave of painful insights and playful humour’
Critics’ Circle Most Promising Playwright Award