In this tender tragic-comedy,
the isolated, bucolic world of Jim and Hilda Bloggs is one of plates of
sausages and chips, radio plays and a proudly tended garden. Working class,
gentle and devoted to each other, the retired couple naively believe in the
wisdom of the ’powers-that-be’; “Ours is not to reason why” as Jim informs
Hilda, in a play that is at times pointedly satirical.