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The Night Heron In a remote cabin outside Cambridge, England, two lost souls (Chris Bauer and Clark Gregg) are just scraping by after getting sacked as gardeners at...The Night Heron In a remote cabin outside Cambridge, England, two lost souls (Chris Bauer and Clark Gregg) are just scraping by after getting sacked as gardeners at...2003-10-24
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The Night Heron

Starring: Chris Bauer, Clark Gregg; Author: Jez Butterworth; Opening Date: 10/07/2003

In a remote cabin outside Cambridge, England, two lost souls (Chris Bauer and Clark Gregg) are just scraping by after getting sacked as gardeners at the university. Why they were sacked – and much else in the way of basic exposition – is left a mystery for much of Jez Butterworth’s new play. For a while, puzzling out the backstory can be fun – particularly with the arrival of a blunt-talking, poetry-spouting ex-con boarder (a scene-stealing Mary McCann), who introduces comic relief and genuine menace. But ultimately, we spend so much time piecing together the Rubik’s-like plot that we forget to care about (or believe) the characters. (

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