It is Cheshire in the 1930s. In the countryside, the tractor is taking over from the horse.
Wilf is a farmer whose traditional methods have served him well all through his hard working life. When his younger brother-in-law Totty insists on introducing new technology into their family business, Wilf fears that the balance of nature will be upset. A family feud develops and things get worse for the family when a mysterious stranger appears in the form of a harmless priest, but the family fear that he is possibly a ghost or an angel or… a Boggart, a spirit portentous of disasters.
They decide to take action and their hilarious ineptitude and the interference of the eccentric busybody Mrs Mayse has dire consequences for the family.
A funny and thought-provoking story from the past which has something important to say about our present concerns for the environment.
The ERT Team: We have a committed Board, comprising of professional theatre-makers and business experts. Patrons: Dame Judi Dench and Sir Mark Rylance Ambassadors: John Godber & Richard Bean Associated Artists: Mark Addy, Berwick Kaler, William Houston, Anna Maxwell-Martin, David Bradley Directors of the Board: Adrian Rawlins – Artistic Director Vincent Regan – Creative Director Chris Wade – Music and Comedy Programming Anne Cooper – Planning and Funding Sue Kirkman – Manager John Merrylees – Technical Production Tom Wilders – Finance