World Premiere - Nominated for Best Set Design by the UK Theatre Awards and Off West End Awards
"In Max Dorey’s lovingly detailed design, complete with cobwebs, you can almost smell the animals..."/"...The staging is excellent, too: designer Max Dorey’s set is meticulously conceived; Sally Ferguson’s lighting provides a lovely sense of atmosphere..."
THE GUARDIAN/THE TELEGRAPH
"All the action takes place in Michael’s barn, which is in effect a third character in the play, on a meticulously detailed set by Max Dorey..."/"Set in a Devonshire cowshed – with a design by Max Dorey that’s so life-like you half-suspect the theatre’s started dairy farming as a daytime sideline..."
THE EVENING STANDARD/TIME OUT
"Designer Max Dorey has worked wonders in the intimate 503 space, all but building a barn on the stage, light spilling through the slatted ceiling; he has such a precise eye for detail, for weathering and decay..."/"The West Country location, and Fielder’s impeccable accent are completely freed from the taint of Ambridge and the cow barn is rendered down to the last cobwebby detail in Max Dorey’s near-perfect set, genuinely evoking the quietude and desperation of country life..."
THE STAGE/ JOHNNY FOX
"This is an old barn which, in Max Dorey’s meticulous design, is so realistic that you can almost see the spiders capering across the beams and hear the mice scuttling behind the wainscotting..."/"But the moment you see Max Dorey's outstanding set, the thrum of metropolitan life recedes into the distance. As someone who largely grew up in the countryside, the attention to detail was stunning; from the power extension cords snaking around the breezeblock walls to the dirt marks on the wooden beams to (in a seriously brilliant touch) the dots of moss collecting in the grooves of the corrugated plastic roof; this is an deeply evocative bit of set design..."
ALEKS SIERZ/LONDON CITY NIGHTS