In a delightfully funny series of two person plays; ‘Nature Knows Best’, written by Devonshire playwright Nick Discombe (‘Union Street’, ‘Matthew Miller’, Halfway to Paradise’), takes a look at love and life through the eyes of a Seagull duo, a couple of Seahorses and a pair of Sheep. Each play very humorously portrays man’s effect on the natural world and the creatures in it, in a light hearted way.
“Sheep Mount” is a hilarious, yet poignant piece, where a ewe and a ram escape their depressing lives on an enclosed farm in Devon, to roam free on Dartmoor in an attempt to revive their spirits. The defiant ewe called Zoe hopes to rescue her relationship with her ram, Wayne, despite his roving eye.
Then we take to the skies to “Seagull Heaven” to join in the journey of Arthur and Joyce, flying south from Punchbowl Tip in rural Devon to the sea at Dawlish, where they hope to find a new home.
Then we travel from heights to the depths of a tropical beach for “Seahorse Ride”, to follow the complicated romance of Horace and Gertie and witness conventional roles within a relationship reversed.
Nature Knows Best was first performed in 2005 at The Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham under the direction of Sue Colverd. It is now revived by TicTac Theatre (Two Is Company, Three’s A Crowd Theatre) specialising in two-handers and multi-role plays. Hannah & Scott’s Company ethos is to use the foundations of their training at Cygnet, where the emphasis is on character driven story telling to draw attention to the text and action of the play.
age guidance: 12+
60 mins followed by Q & A