Starring Brenda Blethyn and Ciarán Hinds. The title's taken from Ivor Gurney, a minor Great War poet and a major casualty of its cruelty among the other millions; and the whole action - or the perfect stillness - of the play occurs in the Gloucestershire churchyard where his mortal remains were buried in the late 30s just before the sons marched out again to where their fathers perished. Bluestocking and black sheep, a Church of England spinster and a Taig from South Armagh, meet at the start of an evening service by Gurney's graveside. But they do not go to Evensong in the little parish church. Instead, they go to confession, they go to communion, they exchange their names like wedding vows, and the plots thicken around them as the dead are raised .
Producer Aidan Mathews