Alan Franks' play opened at Theatre503 last week (24 January 2014)
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
Oxford, Autumn 1968. A year on from the summer of love, America is exploding with rage against a long-running war in the Far East. Vietnam is rousing students from their hedonism and the bitter run-up to Richard Nixon's inaugural presidential election looms large. In the University's timeless quads the charismatic international post-graduate Elliott Farmer is leading the protests. This thrillingly intelligent play is a drama of politics on all levels - from international statesmanship, through to the dirty tricks of old rivals, and the rule-free warfare of the bedroom.