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Born in the Gardens

Peter Nichols

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  2f, 2m

"The play is at once cynical and caring, funny and poignant. It marks the return of Nichols to the top of his form." - What's On In London

"As challenging as it is entertaining and as genuinely contemporary as this morning's milk delive…

Born in the Gardens

by  Peter Nichols

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    2f, 2m
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    • Adult
    • Senior
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)
Description
In a mock Tudor manor gone to seed lives 70 year old Maud and her younger son, forty five year old Mo. She speaks more to the soundless television than to him and he plays New Orleans jazz on his drums. An attempt to destroy this happy way of life is made on the occasion of the father's funeral by Hedley, the older son, and by Queenie, Mo's twin sister from California. But the cloistered pair prefer to remain in what is, in effect, a shed in the garden of Heartbreak House.

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  • Mild Adult Themes

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  • Minimum Fee: £69 per performance plus VAT when applicable.

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  • Time Period: Present Day, 1970s

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2f, 2m
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"The play is at once cynical and caring, funny and poignant. It marks the return of Nichols to the top of his form." - What's On In London

"As challenging as it is entertaining and as genuinely contemporary as this morning's milk delivery." - London Financial Times

"A hilarious lament for a family of failures." - London Sunday Times

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