The Cherry Pickers

UK Arts International

Every year is the same, they arrive and wait for the beginning of the cherry season – marked by the largest cherry tree bearing fruit and the arrival of their strongest worker, Johnollo.
This year the women have an unnerving feeling: the tree refuses to bear and Johnollo has been delayed. The world of the Cherry pickers begins to unravel as they search for a new way of beginning.
The play is a chronicle of survival. It describes a world in which Aboriginal people live on the fringes of society, discriminated against and left to scratch out an existence in the land which was once theirs alone.
Told with humour and pain The Cherry Pickers is a landmark text in the cannon of Indigenous playwriting.