Old Herbaceous

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3rd May 2018

This event is at Harlow Carr

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, all’s 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 Shenton’s 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

Full Price £12.50
Children £8.00
Four together (max 2 adults) £40.00


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Show Dates and times

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Thursday, 03 May 2018