A clock, a town, a sunrise on an old radio and the wind. The wind, who’s dead set on sticking someone in the ground by sunset.
Down in the dust bowl the air’s so thick folk just can’t see what’s coming their way anymore, all ’cept Johnnie, little Johnnie Wylo…
Struggle, survival and live music brewed up into a foot stomping, bath blasting, bone shaking hoedown.
A wild and darkly funny musical tale about hope and daring to have it in the land of the downtrodden.
"A sold-out crowd were bathed in the humidity of the American dust bowl Deep South era, conjuring images of Steinbeck’s greatest works through song, story, dance and stomp...A flawless performance."
"North-east England company The Letter Room blow into the Fringe like a fresh gust of wind with this dark fable from Depression-era America and its foot-stompin’ soundtrack."
"The twanging live music in this show is simply brilliant. In fact, the creativity this storytelling is a joy, from the use of shadows and light, foot-stomping and tap dancing… a brilliant piece of theatre."
A Younger Theatre ****
"Foot stomping fun from talented North East Company, The Letter Room."
"A slice of dustbowl Americana, sun-blasted, steeped in sweat and sippin' liquor."
"This tight-knit ensemble more than deliver on atmosphere and enough pure fun to blow the tumbleweeds away."
Fest (On Five Feet in Front)
"It’s a fine piece of theatre, powerful and in-your-face."
"They’re all superb musicians and their brand of dirty gypsy folk reverberates through the walls"
"One of the most vibrant and engaging entries to the Theatre Circuit in years."