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Abbey House Theatre Ticket
Event Information

Saturday 28th March - Saturday 5th September 2020

When: 5.30pm   
Where: Abbey House

Upcoming Dates

Saturday 28th March

Saturday 23rd May

Saturday 5th September

Three theatre shows, one location, one special price.

Fagin? 28 March
Dickens failed to provide a backstory to Fagin, so who was he and
who was the real man that Dickens based his character on?
Join Fagin as he reviews his situation during his final night in prison before being hanged. As madness envelops him he is ‘visited’ by some old acquaintances.
Find out who he really was and how he ended up as one of the
best known, yet unknown, of Dickens' characters.

Falstaff 23 May
Kick In The Head follow up recent successes with Old Herbaceous, Fagin?, Three Men in a Boat and Choice Grenfell with a new play about Sir John Falstaff…a rogue, a philanderer and a glutton, but also one of Shakespeare’s greatest and enduring comic creations.
In this new comedy by Simon Downing we find Falstaff, played by Giles Shenton (Old Herbaceous & Three Men in a Boat) in his bedroom in the Boars Head being nursed by Mistress Quickly, played by Suzanna Walters (Choice Grenfell).

Old Herbaceous 5 September
First at Glastonbury Abbey in 2018, it is returning due to popular demand.
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 three 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.
One ticket for all three shows on sale until 27 March 2020. Shows also available individually
Indoor theatre at Abbey House. Doors open 1730, performance 1800

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