Audrey (Victoria Hamilton) in Mike Bartlett's play Albion, is exactly the sort of towney that country-folk hate.
She's sold her London house and bought a pile with a historically significant garden in a small village and sees locals as a source of menial labour rather than a community.
Her first move is to close the garden to all but her own select gatherings, shutting out the village and the traditional events held there.
It's not the worst thing about Audrey. She is self-centred, controlling and leaves people in no doubt how she feels.
Searching for purpose
What you learn about Audrey during the play is that her obnoxious behaviour is in part protectionism. She is actually wracked with grief, searching for solid ground, for purpose and somewhere to pull loved ones close and not let go.
Does it make her actions, her interfering and treatment of people forgivable?