The Making of Moo
BY NIGEL DENNIS
11 November 2009 — 12 December 2009
At the farewell ceremony for the creator of the new dam, a murder is committed. The engineer, Frederick Compton, learns that while he may have brought this backward nation electricity and water, he has killed their river god. He and his wife cannot simply abandon the country to a lawless, godless future. They must stay. A new god must be created.
First presented at the Royal Court with a cast that included Joan Plowright, John Osborne and George Devine as the civil engineer turned high priest, who said of this biting satire "exactly what I want to have said in my theatre."