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Outdoor Theatre: Old Herbaceous


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Date: Saturday 6th July 2019

Starts: 6.30pm

Kick In The Head Productions brings Old Herbaceous to the gardens of Scorrier House, a production described by The Guardian as, “Downton Abbey with gardening tips”.

And what better location than the ancient garden of Scorrier to listen to a story about the legendary head gardener, Herbert Pinnegar, played by Giles Shenton.

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 sell-out audiences all around the country over the last two 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.

The gardening storyline will sit perfectly within Scorrier’s own ancient garden, one of Cornwall’s most important private gardens (read why here).

With only one performance and a limited number of tickets available, we recommend you book your space early.

Dinner & Theatre Ticket

Why not upgrade your ticket to include dinner? A limited number of dinner tickets are available, which include a two course seated meal inside Scorrier House’s grand hall during the interval.

Please select “…Theatre & Dinner Ticket” when making your booking.

The house bar will also be serving drinks, teas and coffees at additional purchase (cash and card accepted).


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