It’s the late nineties. Take That, Tamagotchis, Dip Dabs, and Pog Swaps. When 13-year-old Bobby and Amy meet, hundreds of cows dot across the fields and the sun always shines. But when the cows begin to burn, Bobby and Amy’s sleepy Cotswold town is changed forever.
Set amongst the devastation that hit farming communities in the 1990s, Bobby & Amy is a coming-of-age story exploring friendship, heartache and what happens when our way of life is threatened by those who don’t understand it.
An award-winning dark comedy about foot-and-mouth disease by double Fringe First Award winner, Emily Jenkins.
‘One of the best at the Edinburgh festival.’ ★★★★ The Times
‘Exceptional and exciting.’ ★★★★ The Scotsman
Age guidance: 12+
Wed 03 Nov 2021 (Post-show)
Emma Blackman, Producer of Bobby & Amy, chairs an open post-show conversation between Jane Bowler, a local Oxfordshire farmer, and the cast, offering the audience an insight into local Oxfordshire agriculture and farming communities.
Jane talks about Dews Meadow Farm in Wantage, the impact foot-and-mouth had in the local area, and the long lasting impact it has had since. Jane was recently featured in the Oxford Mail talking about the current struggles of UK Farmers.
Duration: approx. 20 minutes.