Based on the television film Number 27 by Michael Palin
First shown on the BBC, 23rd October 1988
Crooked Wood is a black comedy about ruthless property developers cashing in on the property demand around the London Olympic site, who then find themselves faced with an elderly lady refusing to move out from the last remaining house on their prime site. Andrew Veitch, the smooth-talking iron fist of Golden Future, cannot budge the intrepid Miss Barwick whose conviction that Veitch has come to restore her rotting stairs and floorboards and mend the holes in the roof generates the play's soft-centred humour.
Crooked Wood was produced at the Jermyn Street Theatre in October 2008.