Described as 'Downton Abbey with gardening tips',Old Herbaceous is the humorous love story of a single-minded yet gentle man with a passion for plants and is a charming one man play which has entranced audiences around the country.
An acute and sometimes hilarious observation of relationships between the classes in a simpler age, Old Herbaceous is sprinkled with witticisms and epithets. The evening blossoms into tender humour, much in the traditionally understated English style of the early 20th century.
As Old Herbaceous, renowned actor Giles Shenton truly lives the part of the legendry Head Gardener, Herbert Pinnegar, inviting you to feel included in a private chat from a bygone, comforting age. Keeping you engrossed, amused and emotionally engaged from start to finish, Old Herbaceous will leave you with a feeling that, perhaps, alls right with the world.
Produced by Kick In The Head
Directed by Simon Downing
With Giles Shenton as Herbert Pinnegar
'Downton Abbey with gardening tips' The Guardian
'Giles Shenton is superb...completely captivating, he has the audience's attentions and imaginations throughout' The Reviews Hub
'Wonderful production' Surrey Advertiser
'Not to be missed' BBC Radio Kent
'What exactly was the factor that kept the audience riveted to Giles Shentons performance? He draws us into his world from his ﬁrst entrance...and we are held entranced from start to ﬁnish....it is a nostalgic, quietly satisfying evening spent with someone who creates an instant rapport with the audience, drawing us into his world and making the characters in it so real you feel you have known them forever.' Edinburgh Fringe Review
|Family of four (max 2 adults)||£40.00|
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