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Old Herbaceous

7th April 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

£10 – £30

dramatised by Alfred Shaughnessy

Part of Daff Fest 2017, sponsored by 1863 Bar Bistro Rooms

Pottering amongst the seeds and cuttings at the back of his ramshackle greenhouse in the garden of a Gloucestershire manor house is Herbert Pinnegar. Now in his twilight years, he’s full of memories and tales of a bygone era. In-between potting up and potting on, he recounts his journey from orphan boy to legendary head gardener ‘Old Herbaceous’ and tells of his friendship with the lady of the house, Mrs Charteris. Sown with seeds of gardening wisdom, this charming one man show is a love story – a humorous portrayal of a single-minded yet gentle man with a passion for plants.


  • 6pm: Pre-theatre dinner at 1863
  • 6.45pm: Doors open / Bar opens
  • 7.30pm: Performance with one interval


7th April 2017
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
£10 – £30
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Parkin Memorial Hall
Pooley Bridge
Penrith, Cumbria CA10 2NH United Kingdom
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