Dennis Potter’s charming and profound play captures his expansive humanity, his wicked humour and his fierce intolerance of ordinary cruelty.
The play follows the story of seven children one wartime summer as they play and make merry in the Forest of Dean. But their hilarious games, complex friendships and moral dilemmas lead them headlong into sudden and unexpected tragedy.
Almost twenty years after his early death, Dennis Potter speaks to our fractious, changing world with a simple message about personal responsibility. He takes us to a world of dappled sunshine and long, playful afternoons to remind us that no-one is ever truly innocent.
Moving, funny and unforgettable.