House / Garden
two linked plays by Alan Ayckbourn, 24 October-3 November 2012


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Two plays, two audiences, two theatres, one cast!

House and Garden are two plays written to be performed simultaneously by one cast in two separate auditoriums. One cast – two audiences!

Garden will be performed in the Bridewell Theatre, and simultaneously, House will be performed in the Bridewell Hall. The actors leave one stage to join the action in the other.

The plays are set in the present day in the country manor house of the Platt Family. The action in House takes place in principal ground floor sitting room, which backs onto the garden of the house. The action in Garden takes place simultaneously in the lower meadow, which is behind the 'formal' garden. All the cast perform in both plays; their characters remain the same throughout!

The two plays are 'standalone' comedies. There is no need to see both, however the audience is encouraged to do so because it is on seeing the second play that the 'full picture' is revealed – and that is where the real magic lies. The plays can be viewed in either order. Unusually for a play, we will be running for two weeks.

Garden
Down in the garden, frenzied preparations are underway for the annual village fête. Will the maypole dancers pull it off? Is there someone sinister lurking in the bushes? And exactly what does go on in the fortune teller's tent?

House
Up at the house, Teddy has dreams of a bright political future as the new local MP. The only thing barring his path, is an urgent need to clean up his private life before the Prime Minister's special envoy arrives...

“The matter of the plays is deeply serious; nothing less than modern morality. But Ayckbourn’s treatment is wildly comic”
Guardian

“A mind-boggling technical feat... these extraordinary plays do something unparalleled in the history of drama”
Guardian

“There are scenes…..that leave you almost helpless with laughter”
Daily Telegraph

 

Show Trailers
In the lead up to the show, a range of trailers will be published on the Sedos YouTube channel. Check them out!

 

Gallery


Great Bridewell Bake Off

Are you the Michelangelo of cake decorating? Would you like to share your cake creativity with the world? Then we have the competition for you.

We're holding the Great Bridewell Bake Off cake competition during the garden fête weekend (27-28 October) of House / Garden and there are four prize categories up for grabs - Best in Show, Best Decoration, Most Original and The Mary Berry Special Award!

All categories will be voted for by members of the public during the garden fête weekend, before a silent auction of all cakes in aid of Mousetrap Theatre Projects, the Sedos Charity of the Year.

What are you waiting for? Get baking!

Email bakeoff@sedos.co.uk to find out more!

Cast

TEDDY PLATT - Pete Bryans
TRISH PLATT - Mel Johnson
SALLY PLATT - Shani Schwartz
GILES MACE - Peter Myers
JOANNA MACE - Anne-Marie Chronnell
JAKE MACE - Myles Dobson
GAVIN RYNG-MAYNE - Chris de Pury
BARRY LOVE - Mark Ryan
LINDY LOVE - Louise Bakker
LUCILLE CADEAU - Lucy Allenby
FRAN BRIGGS - Charlotte Price
WARN COUCHER - Paul Arscott
IZZIE TRUCE - Maggie Robson
PEARL TRUCE - Sarah Evans


Director: Matt Gould
Producers: Alex Dorlandt and Emma Taylor
Assistant Director: Andrew Macpherson
Technical Supervisor: Steven King


House / Garden, by Alan Ayckbourn
The Bridewell Theatre or the Bridewell Hall
Bride Lane Fleet Street
London, EC4Y 8EQ

24 October-3 November

Evening shows (Wednesday-Saturday) at 7.30pm
Saturday 27 October at 2.30pm and 7.30pm
Sunday 28 October at 2pm and 6.30pm
No performances on Monday 29 or Tuesday 30 October

Tickets: £15 (concessions £12.50). Cash only on the door.

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Garden Fete Weekend, Saturday 27-Sunday 28 October
Join us for our special Garden Fete days on Saturday 27 or Sunday 28 October and catch both shows in one day! With food, drink, stalls and games between the shows it's going to be a fun day!

Please note: on Sunday 28 October performances start at 2pm and 6.30pm

Charity Night, Wednesday 31 October
50% of proceeds donated to Mousetrap Theatre Projects, Sedos Charity of the Year.


Concession: Sedos members, children, students with valid identification, registered disabled and registered unemployed unless otherwise stated, for example Gala Nights.


Ticket Collection
Tickets will be available for you to collect from the Box Office on the night of the performance. They will not be posted out to you. Seats at the Bridewell Theatre are unreserved. Latecomers will only be admitted at the discretion of Sedos. Any audience members arriving more than 15 minutes late will not be admitted until the interval.


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