By Alan Ayckbourn
27 July – 1 August 2004
Alan Ayckbourn’s highly acclaimed linked comedies, House and Garden, will play simultaneously in Trinity’s theatre and gardens this summer, with the same cast hurtling between them to arrive on time. The plays stand on their own and can be seen in any order, so see one or see the other, but for the full theatrical experience, and to discover the whole story, see them both.
In a typical country garden the inhabitants are preparing for the annual village fete, to be opened by a glamorous French film star. Meanwhile, up at the house, Teddy is ready for an important lunch meeting that will pave the way for a glittering political career – or so he hopes. Unfortunately, his wife Trish is refusing to acknowledge his existence and a few rain clouds are appearing on the horizon.
This is a fantastic chance to see both plays at great prices during the extended run of nine performances, with three opportunities to see them both on the same day. So bring a picnic or eat at the Trinity cafe and join in the fun of a real fete.