Adapted from the novel by Emile Zola. William Gaminara's memorably atmospheric adaptation of Emile Zola's novel of 1885, Germinal, deals with exploitation and oppression, both financial and sexual. The setting is a town in northern France, tragically divided by the effects of a miners' strike. The play was produced by Paines Plough in Plymouth in 1988 for an eleven-week tour culminating in London at The Palace. Contained in the volume Nana/Germinal.