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‘Old Herbaceous’

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After the sell-out performance of Three Men in a Boat at the Heron last season, Giles Shenton returns with Old Herbaceous, described as “Downton Abbey with gardening tips”. It 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 over the last six years.

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 legendary 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.

Doors Open 45 minutes before performance

Cost: £15 (Members £12) under 18s – £6

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