The Gardener

The Gardener - Now Playing!

By Mike Kenny


A co-production with Nottingham



Writer: Mike Kenny, ACE Children’s Award 2000

Director:Rosamunde Hutt, ex-director of Theatre Centre, formerly associate director at the Unicorn Theatre for Children
Performers: Mick Jasper and Iain Armstrong
Musician: Nigel Waterhouse, accordion
Original score: Nigel Waterhouse

Designer: Jane Linz Roberts

Age range: 5 to 7
Length of show: 55 minutes


Previous Tours:

Spring 2006 pdf


The Gardener played at the Unicorn Theatre for Children, CloreTheatre from November 14 to December 10 2006 at the following times: Tuesdays 13.30, Wednesdays and Thursdays 10.30 and 13.30, Fridays 10.30, Saturdays 11.00 and 14.30, Sundays 13.30 and 15.30. There were no performances on Mondays. Click here for venue details...

Let’s face it, Harry is not the man he was. His memory is going. Sometimes he can’t even get to the end of a …The past he can remember as if it were yesterday, though yesterday seems as distant as…And now? Well the present is the biggest mystery of all.

But he has his garden, and in his garden some things grow while other things whither and die. Past present and future are all jostling against one another for room. While Harry is forgetting his Grandson is busy making memories. He needs to know ‘What’s this?’ ‘What’s that?’ Who? When Why? How?

This is a story that is being forgotten and remembered at the same time. It is being lost and made. As the leaves fall from the branches of Harry’s fading memory they turn into the green shoots of his grandson’s new stories.

Read reviews from children and grownups here...

Additional Spring 2005 Tour details for The Gardener include:

These venues, dates and times are additional to the Spring 2005 tour downloadable programme for The Gardener.

Click the venue title to visit that venue's web site, or click the post code to view a map- we hope to see you there!
Box Office


Forest Arts Centre, Old Milton Road, New Milton, Hampshire, BH25 6DS
01425 612393
Gulbenkian Theatre, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent CT2 7NB
01227 769075
3, 4, 5, 6
The Spark Festival for Children, Belgrave Gate, Leicester, LE1 3YQ
0116 2616893
The Hawth, Crawley, Sussex
01293 553636
20, 21
10.30am, 1.30pm
Three Cities' Children's Festival, Derby Guildhall Theatre, Market Place, Derby, DE1 3AH
01332 255800
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