Gardening: For the Unfulfilled and Alienated

Thu 1st – Sun 25th Aug 2013


“A bittersweet play about obsession, death and horticulture”





Undeb Theatre


A man struggling under the weight of the modern world finds a self-help book that inspires him to take up gardening. And he’s good at it. Really good. But there’s a dark and violent secret to his success. From fast-rising writer Brad Birch (Soho Theatre, Royal Court) comes the world premiere of a bittersweet play about obsession, death and horticulture. Undeb Theatre, with exciting young director Hannah Bannister, present an intimate storytelling experience for only two audience members at a time.

Step inside Owain’s very own garden shed to hear about one man and the lengths he’ll go to create a beautiful garden. Men often escape to their garden sheds but Owain is hiding a secret in his. What starts as a gentle play about gardening turns into something far more macabre and haunting, with just a hint of cynicism. This dark comedy is magical, quirky and inescapable.

Under the archway, near the Pleasance Grand, is a fully decked-out garden shed. You’d walk past it without realising that it’s a new theatre venue. But, once you’ve been inside, you won’t be able to talk about anything else. This tiny shed is at the heart of Brad Birch’s new play.

Gardening takes pop-up theatre to a new level with this limited opportunity to witness something very powerful.

On at 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 3pm, 4pm, and 5pm every day.

Admission: £9(£8) – £10(£9)

Pleasance Courtyard

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