NO FINER LIFE- Dogwood Productions

NO FINER LIFE- Dogwood Productions



Dogwood Productions presents


No Finer Life


Writer Graham Harvey, Agricultural Story Editor of The Archers for 20 years and writer of more than 600 episodes, brings to the stage the true tale of an unlikely Cotswold hero and an enduring romance.


Set in the Oxfordshire countryside at the end of World War Two, this story is rich in tradition and full of vivid, memorable characters. But this is no nostalgic, bucolic ramble.


This is Elizabeth’s story...


What inspires a young Somerset land girl to set off in search of a best selling author in the darkest days of war?


The story moves between the 1940s and the present day, reflecting that the love of the countryside, the need to protect it and issues of national identity, are timeless.


“When peace is won, we fight for the land we love”…



The show features new live music from Alastair Collingwood, who has written scores for numerous theatre shows, including Betty in London’s West End directed by Kathy Burke, and Cora with Dana Gillespie, which also toured the USA. His TV credits include the title music for French and Saunders (BBC1), Mad About Alice (BBC 1), Rhona (BBC 2), Vanessa’s Real Lives (ITV 1) and How Clean Is Your House? (Channel 4), amongst many others.


Post-Show Q&A with writer Graham Harvey


In addition to the Q&A element, Graham talks about our relationship with the land and how he has built the environmental and political issues into this show and The Archers. To complete the evening, audience members will be invited to participate in a short scene from The Archers.


Follow Graham Harvey on Twitter


Please ring the Box Office (01823 414141) if you have access requirements or to book wheelchair seats as this booking facility is not available online.


02 April 2017 –

TICKET PRICES: £12 / £10 Concs.

SHOW DURATION: 80 minutes (plus post-show Q&A)