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The Gold Farmer

45 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 06 February 2010

A dark fantasy by Alan Harris about two men striving to be warriors in an atomised world.

Terry is a clerk in a Cardiff law firm. He only moved to Wales to be close to oblivious colleague Sally, and now he's lonely, alienated and beginning to get things out of proportion.

But online, Terry is Tork Thunderbolt - a warrior in the Kingdom of Dragons. His best friend is Greyhawk, a fellow gamer. But Greyhawk is hiding a shameful secret. And that's not the only surprise waiting to derail Terry's delicate grasp on real life.

Terry ..... Rory Kinnear
Chao ..... Paul Courtenay Hyu
Sally ..... Annabelle Dowler
Barrie ..... Philip Fox
Players ..... Stephen Hogan

Directed by Abigail le Fleming.

Alan Harris has recently been commissioned by National Theatre Wales to write their first show, A Good Night Out in the Valleys, which will be performed in March 2010.
He's also working on an oratorio for the Welsh National Opera's MAX department and has recently finished a radio project at HMP Cardiff.
He has written plays for and worked with companies such as Sherman Cymru (Cardboard Dad), Hijinx Theatre (Miss Brown To You), Paines Plough, The Operating Theatre Company, Sgript Cymru and Pentabus Theatre and has been a new writing tutor for Sherman Cymru and the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain.


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