This is the quintessential monologue which shows you can take the cockie out of the country, but the manure remains when Dickie Hart sells up the back-country farm and moves to the city for some culture!

For me, a country girl at heart, this was so true to life it hit home a little too much.  A reminder of what happens for a lot of country people who retire to the city.  But aside from this the jokes were wonderful and also the Pirates of Penzance singing when Dickie gets drawn into the local theatre group.  From coaching a local rugby team to conversations with the absent wife Glenda, the rendition of this long dialogue was spectacular.

Another Roger Hall play that I recommend to the older audience – a lot of references would have missed their mark with the few younger audience members.  Recommended.

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