REVIEW: Eventide, Arcola Theatre Studio 2 ✭✭✭

Eventide by Barney Norris at the Arcola Theatre

This is a genial, quietly satisfying set of reflections on how hard rural life can be and how mostly distant it has always been from any kind of Arcadian idyll or vision of pastoral. Rates of depression and suicide are higher in rural than in urban Britain and in its gently insistent way this play provides valuable, sober insights for those of us living in towns as to how and why this should be so.