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Old Herbaceous Outdoor Theatre Production

Date: 5th Jul 2018

7:30pm start        £10 per adult

'Old Herbaceous' staged and performed by Giles Shenton.

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 all 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.

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016
Royal Horticultural Society Arts Festival 2016
Festival of Gardens North Wales 2018
Evesham Festival of Words 2018

"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

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Outdoor performance in our gardens, if the weather is bad then it will be staged in our Crystal Room, after all...the show must go on!

Full pre-payment of £10 per person is required at the time of booking, tickets will be sent in the post when booked with our Events Team at the Hotel on 01822 852245. Tickets sold on the door on the night will be £12 per person.

Please bring along low backed seating/blankets if the weather is nice. Food and drinks will be available.

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