Casting has been announced for Gundog, Simon Longman’s new play at the Royal Court which opens later this month. Gundog is set on an isolated farm where two sisters, Anna and Becky, try to keep their family together after the passing of their mother. They find a stranger wandering across their land, who they go on to form a partnership with to survive.
“Land beneath our feet. Got all our blood inside it hasn’t it? All that time. Belongs to us.”
On a farm in the middle of nowhere, sisters Becky and Anna try to hold their family together after the death of their mother.
Time is always moving somewhere – but here it’s very quiet. When they discover a stranger wandering aimlessly across the land, the three establish an unlikely partnership in their determination to survive.
“We’ll be alright. Like you said. Some lambs. Some life.”
Writer Simon Longman makes his debut at the Royal Court with the production directed by Royal Court Artistic Director Vicky Featherstone. Simon took part in the Royal Court Theatre’s Young Writer’s Programme in 2013 and has since won the Channel 4 Playwright’s Scheme. His produced work includes White Sky (Royal Court/RWCMD) and Sparks (Old Red Lion).