Written by Richard Bean



ArtsEducational :: Oct 2014



Director Dan Bird

Designer Louie Whitemore

Lighting Designer Jack Knowles

Sound Designer Phil Bell

Movement Director Grant Murphy


On 14th May 1875 Lord Primrose Agar, drunk as a skunk, wagered one of his tenant farmers, Orlando Harrison, that his border collie pup Jip would outlive the 94-year-old Harrison. The prize would be 82 acres of up and down known as Kilham Wold Farm, near Driffield in East Yorkshire. Thirteen years later, having buried his dog, Agar shook hands with Orlando and conferred on the Harrisons a century of struggle. Richard Bean’s comic play sweeps through four generations of a Yorkshire farming family fighting to protect their livelihood.