The Body
Written in 1983
Originally staged by the RSC

A play with music, set on an American air force base which backs onto a farm in Cornwall. A body found in the mud causes mayhem.

The play is published in Nick Darke: Plays 1 by Methuen.
'Undermilk Wood meets Dr Strangelove.'

'Of nukes and nuts in the west...goes with a swing.' - The Times

'The best moments in Nick Darke's play are extremely good.' - Times Literary Supplement
Original Cast
The Farmers: Christopher Bowen, William Haden, Brian Parr
Grace Gross: Jenny Agutter
Kenneth Gross: Clive Wood
Mrs May: Brenda Peters
Alice: Lesley Sharp
Archie Gross: Christopher Benjamin
Gilbert: David Shaw Parker
The Body: Tom Mannion
The Rector: Derek Godfrey
Stanley: Jimmy Gardner
Walt: Pete Postlethwaite
Lieutenant: John Bowe
Al: Niall Padden