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Old Herbaceous – 13th August


5.0 (1 review)

Tuesday 13th August 2019, 7pm. One-man play with Giles Shenton as Herbert Pinnegar. Produced by Kick In The Head Productions. Book early – one performance only!

Tickets are £14, or £12 if you are an Abbotsbury Season Ticket holder.

In the event of inclement weather, performances will be in the Garden Pavilion.



Open Air Theatre at Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens, Tuesday 13th August at 7pm. Kick In The Head Proudly presents the national touring production of Old Herbaceous, the much loved one-man play by Alfred Shaughnessy. Starring Giles Shenton as legendary Head Hardener, Herbert Pinnegar.

“Downton Abbey with gardening tips” – The Guardian

“Not to be missed” – BBC Radio Kent

“Absolutely idyllic” – BBC Radio York

“Wow….superb!” – BBC Radio Sussex

“A wonderful production… the end of the piece is one of the most moving I have seen in a long time” – Surrey Advertiser

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1 review for Old Herbaceous – 13th August

  1. Kick In The Head Productions

    “This lovingly created production is a joy to watch. Sad at times, it unexpectedly twists into a quiet love story of sorts. A delightful tale, beautifully told, Old Herbaceous is a treat to watch and not just for garden lovers.” The Reviews Hub

    “Wonderful production….Downton Abbey with gardening tips” Surrey Advertiser

    “Not to be missed” BBC Radio Kent

    “Reminiscent of going down to the allotment with your grandad…..a wonderful, wonderful evening” BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    “Absolutely idyllic” BBC Radio York

    “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

    “Possibly one of the most poignant, beautifully acted, heart-warming plays I have ever seen…and I have seen many! My only regret is that I didn’t get the opportunity to tell Giles Shenton, in person, how utterly amazing his performance was! Outstanding.” Audience feedback

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