Open Air Theatre ‘The Comedy of Errors’ 21st & 22nd June 2019

Miserden News

On Saturday 14th July 2018 Open Air Theatre is coming to Miserden in the Form of Giles Shenton's production of Old Herbaceous.

Produced by Kick In The Head, Directed by Simon Downing and With Giles Shenton as Herbert Pinnegar this charming production will be visiting The Garden at Miserden this summer.

Described as “Downton Abbey with gardening tips”, 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.

Miserden is also hosting Jonathan Richardson's Pop Up Restaurant on Saturday 14th, so to finish the evening why not also book a table by clicking here.

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Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016
Royal Horticultural Society Arts Festival 2016
National Gardening Week 2018
Festival of Gardens North Wales 2018
Evesham Festival of Words 2018

"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

“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 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

We are excited to announce Open Air Theatre is coming back to Miserden this summer!  We have 3 fantastic productions in the calendar, all taking place in the beautiful setting of The Garden at Miserden.

To view details about the other performances ‘Three Men in a Boat’ (July) and ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ (August) Click Here

Friday 21st & Saturday 22nd June 2019  –  7.30pm (gates open from 6.30pm)

‘The Comedy of Errors’
Downpour Theatre Company

Downpour Theatre Company presents Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors, one of his shortest yet wittiest plays.

Downpour Theatre Company is no stranger to open air theatre, having been named in honour of a particularly damp final performance of their debut production, A Midsummer Night’s Dream back in 2016.

Let the cast transport you to the Byzantine Empire.  Hilarity ensues when Antipholus of Syracuse and his servant Dromio arrive in the hustle and bustle of Ephesus. Unbeknownst to them Ephesus is the home of their identical twins, Antipholus and Dromio, from whom they were separated in a tragic shipwreck when they were just infants.  Over the course of a single day, mistaken identities lead to unfair beatings, wrongful arrests and false accusations of infidelity, theft, madness and even demonic possession.  A gloriously silly but clever farce, performed by a marvellously talented cast; what better way to spend a summer weekend!

Click the button below to buy tickets for The Comedy of Errors.  Being outdoors, please bring your own seating (blankets, camping chairs, etc) and dress for the weather!

Adults £15, Concessions (including OAPs, students & 8-16yrs) £10

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