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‘If I could, in my dyin’ hour, I’d set it afire an’ watch it burn…’

Ephraim Cabot’s sons work from morning till night, believing his farm will one day be theirs. But everything changes when the old man returns from town with a new wife. Once banned in Britain, this is a haunting and erotic tragedy from Nobel Prize-winning playwright Eugene O’Neill.

Running time: TBC

A Sheffield Theatres Production

  • Sam Yates Director
  • Chiara Stephenson Designer
  • Alex Baranowski Composer
  • Nick Greenhill Sound Designer
  • Vicky Richardson Casting Director

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