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House and Garden
In the unique setting of The Watermill, Alan Ayckbourn’s pair of linked comedies will be performed simultaneously by the same cast between the theatre and a marquee in its beautiful gardens. With hilarious consequences, one character’s entrance to House is another’s exit from Garden in this fast-paced duo of plays!
At the Platt country manor, whilst womanising landowner Teddy Platt eagerly awaits the arrival of an old friend in the house, in the garden, preparations for the annual village fete are well underway.
Amidst the manicured setting, gossip, affairs and petty feuds run rife and with a host of colourful characters and troubled couples mingling throughout the day, tensions run higher still into the night.
This will be the first time that Ayckbourn’s play has been performed both inside
and out, promising to be a very special production that will be epic and intimate in equal measure.
Elizabeth Freestone has directed for the RSC and Shakespeare’s Globe and makes her debut at The Watermill Theatre.
Dress warmly to enjoy the experience of watching great theatre in two locations.
“You look a bit – overdressed. For a garden fete.”
Directed by Elizabeth Freestone
Please note performances will be at 2pm and 7pm
The Watermill Theatre
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