"Under George Turvey’s fuss-free direction, the play's many strengths come to the fore and the farm takes on the feel of a castle under siege. Max Dorey’s design – a humble, though brutal-looking wire fence that the government has erected around the farm for “protection” – voices the play’s themes eloquently too. The fence instantly brings to mind apartheid, Dachau, the West Bank..."
"The family’s farm feels like a prison. The family have created it themselves to keep out a changing world, but it also represents one for the future too. Designer Max Dorey’s string-like iron mesh and tall rods and harsh, wooden floors, gives us a sense of what is to come: a Zimbabwe that will suffer food shortages as non-farmers farm without any former experience. It’s a revolution without the green shoots of growth..."
"You can almost feel the heat rising off Max Dorey’s gorgeous set, its sun-bleached wood suggesting the beauty and harshness of the landscape that this farming family can’t bear to leave..."
" What Charles sees as colonial theft, Guy sees as enterprising cultivation of unused land - something that Max Dorey's elegant set of timber and tools makes abundantly clear...."
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