Opened 16 Jun 2014
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
When newly qualified vet, James Herriot, arrives in the small North Yorkshire village of Darrowby to take up his first job in the established veterinary practice of Siegfried Farnon, he has no idea of the adventures that await him. With the country-folk's inherent suspicion of strangers and their treatment of sick animals rooted in the past, James faces many challenges to win over the villagers of Darrowby. But through his good humour and skill with all manner of animal ailments, the country vet soon becomes a central part of their lives and forges friendships which will last a lifetime. The play captures the laughter, joy and magic of the original novels which inspired the hit BBC TV series, and is a chance to escape into a much simpler time, when life moved at a slower pace, the health of your pigs was your only worry and the only thing that twittered was the birds!