The Darling Buds of May
23/04/20 - 02/05/20
“A slice of family life that is full of innocence and appeal” – Stage Whispers
The Darling Buds of May tells the story of Ma and Pop Larkin and their six happy children as they lead a quiet, picture-perfick life in the country. Surrounded by cows, pigs, horses and chickens, the Larkins don’t have a care in the world – until the day they come home and find Mr Charlton waiting to speak to Pop about something very important – a form from the tax office! As the play unfolds there are stolen kisses, lovers’ tiffs, jealous challengers and one or two surprising announcements.
Everyone of a certain age will remember with great fondness David Jason and Pam Ferris charming us all with their Ma and Pop Larkin and who can forget Catherine Zeta-Jones exploding onto our screens as the beautiful temptress Mariette. This is a TV play with a difference – being an adaptation of his own book, HE Bates retains the depth of character whilst also allowing the audience to experience and remember what they loved about the original show.
By H.E. Bates
This amateur production of “The Darling Buds of May” is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French Ltd