The Boy’s Grave

Based on a true story from 1843, the play follows the intense relationship between Joe Smith, a 13 year-old Romany Gypsy boy and Clara Hollis, a local squire’s daughter. Tension rises among hostile villagers when the squire gives the prestigious job of shepherd boy to Joe instead of a village lad. But it’s the relationship between Joe’s beautiful 17 year-old sister Jacqueline and a married village man that eventually leads to the appalling tragedy that shocks both communities.