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NEWS: IN THE LADY GARDEN HAS ITS PREVIEW AT TRP

IN THE LADY GARDEN, BY BABS HORTON,

HAS ITS PREVIEWS AT THEATRE ROYAL PLYMOUTH THIS JULY

BEFORE A ONE-MONTH RUN AT EDINBURGH FRINGE

Theatre Royal Plymouth is thrilled to be hosting The Lady Gardener’s IN THE LADY GARDEN for its previews in The Drum, from 18th – 20th July, ahead of a one-month run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

 

All over the age of 62, The Lady Gardeners are a company comprised of Babs Horton (Writer), Deborah Edgington (Director) and Julia Faulkner (Performer). This brilliant show marks the trios Edinburgh Fringe debut - supported by TRP and The Pleasance for the National Edinburgh Partnerships Programme.

 

At 69, Alice wonders: if she hadn’t been expelled from convent school and had sex with Keith from the sausage rolls section, what might her life have been?

 

Will Alice shake off the shackles of the patriarchy and live out the rest of her days with outrageous abandon?

 

Find out in this rip-roaring feminist comedy, created by three women over 60.

 

In recent years Babs has run writing groups with other practitioners at TRP, including Acting Up and People’s Company, where she and her peers have worked hard, shared skills and forged friendships and professional partnerships, so the theatre holds a special place in her heart and TRP is delighted to be supporting Babs on her exciting journey.

 

Jodie Paget, Assistant Producer at TRP, said:

“In The Lady Garden is a hilarious and also important piece of work that we are thrilled to support, along with its fantastic company. We rarely hear empowering stories from older women on our stages, and this feels like the perfect production and company to make this shift.”

 

Babs Horton, writer of the show, said:

“It’s still a pinch me moment knowing that In the Lady Garden will be on in The Drum and then on to Edinburgh. I never expected my play to reach the stage and I have TRP to thank for making a dream a reality.
“I’d also like to thank all the people who lifted me up on to their shoulders to see the sky.”

 

TRP will be the only place that you can see this production before its debut Edinburgh Fringe Festival run this summer, so make sure to book tickets and catch it before it goes.



 All details in this article are correct at time of publishing and are subject to change

The Theatre Royal Plymouth is the principle home of the performing arts in the South West and is the largest and most attended regional producing theatre in the country. Their mission is to develop and deepen people's engagement with pioneering creativity in Plymouth and the South West, delivering experiences that spark delight, expression and fulfilment. The venue offers three performance spaces of various sizes, the largest being The Lyric which accommodates the big touring productions. The Drum and The Lab are smaller, intimate spaces and often offer pioneering productions.

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