Encounters between a young textile labourer, a newly married couple and a reclusive old man on scrubland beneath a railway viaduct.
Brian Hayes was Mathers, the recluse “immersed in memory” living in an old air-raid shelter.
During a research trip to Yorkshire the air-raid shelter visited actually had within it chair, utensils, small table – even a broken mirror. Veteran actor Hayes remarked drily that we’d obviously come upon another fringe theatre!
The play had mainly good reviews – Irving Wardle in The Times – “… all the dialogue rings as true as a mason’s hammer” “Geoff Rose’s superb setting” “… if there are better naturalistic performances in London than those of Mr Hayes, Anthony Milner and Annie Hulley, I have not seen them.”