This week (week 4) Exeter College students Abby McCann and Hannah Taylor will perform at the Burton Taylor Studio in Oxford. They will star in Allotment, an award-winning play written by Jules Horne, from Tuesday 21 May through to Saturday 25 May. As well as starring, Abby and Hannah are co-directing the production, with Exeter students Rachel Tudor and Edward Robertson, president of the JCR, producing the play.
Allotment received wide acclaim at the Edinburgh Fringe festival when it premiered in 2011, winning a Scotsman Fringe First Award, and has continued to enthral and amuse audiences since. It is a darkly funny play about two green-fingered sisters, Dora and Maddy, who live out their rivalry among their plants, battling weeds and vying with the eternal question: do flowers matter more than vegetables?
Allotment will be performed at 7.30 pm Tuesday to Saturday this week at the Burton Taylor Studio, named for actors Richard Burton (who studied at Exeter College in the 1940s) and Elizabeth Taylor. Tickets cost £6 and are available to buy from the Oxford Playhouse.
Poster designed by Exeter student Antonio Perricone