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The Gathered Leaves

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Description for The Gathered Leaves Paperback. On the eve of William's 75th birthday, three generations of an estranged family gather with the aim of putting the past well and truly behind them. If only it were that simple. Num Pages: 96 pages. BIC Classification: DD. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 131 x 198 x 14. Weight in Grams: 188.
A moving, poignant and funny family drama that sees the weight of family history, of reputation, and of expectation, all descend on one family over Easter weekend in 1997. For more than seventeen years, the Pennington family has never been together in the same room. But now, on the eve of William's seventy-fifth birthday, all three generations have gathered with the intention of putting the past behind them. If only it were that simple… And time is running out. Especially for William, as the world he has always known begins to crumble around him. ... Read more

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About Andrew Keatley
Andrew Keatley trained as an actor at Webber Douglas. His first play Colourings was produced at the Old Red Lion, Islington, for which he was chosen as one of Time Out’s 'Tips For The Top' in their annual culture review. Other plays include Go To Your God Like A Soldier (Old Vic Tunnels and Underbelly, Edinburgh) and Alligators – which was written on attachment at the Royal Court ... Read more

Reviews for The Gathered Leaves
'A freshness and verve that’s hugely impressive'
'Riveting... Keatley accurately pins down the tensions within family life and records a moment of social transition'
The Times
'Meaty family drama... perceptive and funny... a humane, deliberately old-fashioned play'
Evening Standard

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