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The ClearingThe Clearing

Author: Helen Edmundson

Director: Polly Teale

Shared Experience Theatre Company


It's 1650 and Oliver Cromwell is threatening to eradicate the Irish. Meanwhile, an English gentleman has planted a garden in the midst of the Irish forest. He hopes to keep the outside world at bay, but he has married a clever, spirited Irish woman and is deeply in love. When their first child is born, he begins to understand the cost of his devotion.

Joseph Millson Role

Robert Preston

Joseph Millson is a fine Preston – amorous, then confused and finally horrified at the widening gap between himself and his wife. The Independent


The production had a three-month touring schedule from 7 March 2002 in Birmingham and continued until 1 June, including a month-long engagement from 23 April to 25 May at London's Tricycle Theatre.


Whats On Stage

The Clearing

Resource Pack

Tricycle Theatre