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The Stage "Best thing on the fringe this year...it's fiendishly funny. But none of this would work without the cast's outstanding performances...it belongs on a big stage in the West End." read full review here

 

 



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moand queeniehug

Creative Cow in association with the 
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford presents

Born in the Gardens

Bristol. 1979. 
'The Iron Lady' has just become Prime Minister. 
Britain is changing. 
Master playwright, Peter Nichols, shows in this hilarious and deeply touching play that change is not always for the best....

Set in an ageing mock- Tudor house in Bristol in 1979, Maud and her stay- at- home son, Mo, pass their days happily together.  He talks to the cat, plays his drums and concocts ridiculous cocktails for them both while she sits chatting away to the people on the telly. No amount of coaxing from Maud’s suave son Hedley, and Mo’s glamorous twin sister, Queenie, will persuade the eccentric pair to lead a more normal life – even the “michael wave” is a gadget too far and part of a world neither wishes to inhabit.

This is a story set when new technology, business morality and social patterns were changing the nation’s behaviour…. 

Master playwright, Peter Nichols (“Privates on Parade” & “A day in the Death of Joe Egg”), reveals in his hilarious and deeply touching play that change is not always for the best and that ‘opening the cage door does not necessarily imply an escape..’ 

 

COMPANY

Maud - Katherine Senior
Mo - Edward Ferrow
Hedley - Jonathan Parish
Queenie - Rachel Howells

directed by Amanda Knott
stage  managed by Jason Addison
press and media relations - Andy Sinclair


 

Date
Venue Time
Box Office 
APRIL



 
 
11th &12th
New Hall, Tiverton (pre show dinner @ The Flying Pickle on Gold St)   7:30pm
01884 255827                                           






13th & 14th 
Victoria Hall, Tisbury 7:30pm
01747 870367






15th 
The Mill Arms, nr Romsey * theatre supper 7:00pm
01794 340401






17th - 20th 
Fisherton Mill, Salisbury * theatre supper 7:00pm
01722 500200






21st 
Shaftesbury Arts Centre 7:30pm
01747 854321






26th -29th
Rosemary Branch Theatre, Islington   
Thurs & Fri @ 7:30pm Sat @ 6:30pm Sun @ 5pm


020 77046665






MAY
 
 



2nd & 3rd 
The Lighthouse, Poole 7:45pm
0844 406 8666






4th
Kenton Theatre, Henley on Thames 8:00pm
01491 575698






5th
Regal Theatre, Minehead 7:30pm
01643 706430






9th
Town Hall, Budleigh Salterton 7:30pm
01395 445275






10th & 11th
The Hawth Studio 7:45pm
01293 539418






12th
Town Hall, Dulverton 7:30pm
01398 323474






16th & 17th         New Theatre, Exeter 7:30pm
01392 277189/665885






23rd
Mowlem Theatre, Swanage 7:30pm

01929 422239







24th
Farnham Maltings  7:30pm
01252 745444






25th
Trinity Theatre, Tunbridge Wells 8:00pm
01892 678 678






26th 
Under Ground Theatre, Eastbourne 7:30pm







30th & 31st 
Kings Theatre, Portsmouth 7:30pm
023 9282 8282
JUNE
 

 










10th
Simonsbath Festival, St Lukes Church, Simonsbath, Exmoor 7:30pm
01643 






12th - 14th
The Key Theatre, Peterborough 7:30pm
01733 207 239






15th & 16th 
Connaught Theatre, Worthing 7:30pm
(2:30pm sat)

01903 206206






19th - 23rd
Ashcroft Theatre, Croydon 7:45pm
(2:30pm thurs & sat)

020 8688 9291






28th - 30th
Mill Studio, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford 8:00pm
01483 443900