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Old Herbaceous

Production Company: Kick in the Head
Venue: The Corn Hall

By Alfred Shaughnessy

Described as “Downton Abbey with gardening tips”,this is the humorous love story of a single-minded yet gentle man with a passion for plants.

With acute and sometimes hilarious observations of relationships between the classes in a simpler age, Old Herbaceous is sprinkled with witticisms and epithets.

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.

Had enough of depressing news? Old Herbaceous will leave you with a feeling that, perhaps, all’s right with the world.

Approx 1hr 40mins incl interval.


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“Reminiscent of going down to the allotment with your grandad…..a wonderful, wonderful evening”
BBC Radio Lincolnshire
A delightful tale, beautifully told, Old Herbaceous is a treat to watch and not just for garden lovers."
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