Who are you calling Vermin?

18th March 2024

PAM AYRES VERMIN FINAL COVER JUNE 2022Pam’s book WHO ARE YOU CALLING VERMIN?, published in hardback by Ebury in September 2022, is currently being developed as a Theatre Musical, with music composed by BAFTA, EMMY, and NOVELLO award-winning composer GEORGE FENTON.   

In this lyrical satire, Pam Ayres, a country dweller all her life, highlights the undercurrents simmering beyond the patchwork of fields. 

Hidden beyond the bluebell woods and babbling brooks, there is great unrest in our countryside. We meet the angry fishermen who can’t afford to live in their own villages, the indignant farmers who get the blame for everything and the old man grieving for the unspoilt village of his youth. The animals have their say too, from the persecuted grey squirrel who didn’t want to leave America anyway, the barn owl mourning his now-converted ancient barn, and the humble maligned mole, all of whom come together and demand to know: Who Are You Calling Vermin?