Harry Baskerville is a genuine eccentric - an irascible, unpredictable and engaging ornithologist with fantastic ruminations on hatching swallows, stained glass, fish pie, crocheted toilet roll covers and Rupert Bear. He gives voice to an eloquent, moving and hilarious celebration of the natural world - but especially that of the birds.
But this story is no sentimental, ecological apologia, for after Harry's death it is left to his nephew, Duncan Campbell, to reflect on not just a life but a whole way of being that is fast disappearing. Beneath the glittering surface of the natural world that has such allure is a disturbing pulse that grows ever more insistent.
On his return from his uncle's funeral, Duncan begins the slow, sad process of working through his effects; but as he does so he finds within the ghostly confines of this remote coastal cottage the way into a world he never knew existed - the entrance into a life he never dared hope for; but this awareness brings with it costly choices and, most daunting of all, the possibility of real change.
"It's a great show!.... an enchanting evening..." Sally Magnusson.
"Beautifully comic..... I cried with laughter." Simon Mayo
"A wonderfully intimate piece... will have wide appeal to anyone who cares about the countryside, birds and the future." David Popple, Director Stamford Arts Centre.