Plays Directory : House and Garden

The information below is intended to give you a brief guide to the show and highlight some of the other The Mandy Network members who have also been involved in this show.

  • Author
    Alan Ayckbourn
  • Written
    1999
  • Setting
    Modern
  • Overview
    House & Garden consists of two plays intended to be performed simultaneously in two spaces sharing the same cast.

    House Synopsis:
    Teddy Platt is a well-known local businessman whose forefathers were eminent local politicians. His wife Trish is vehemently ignoring him, so he takes the dog out for a walk. His daughter Sally is also ignoring him, whom Trish asks to stop using the lovestruck Jake, son of the local doctor Giles, and to attend the lunch for a visiting French film-star, Lucille Cadeau, and the novelist Gavin Ryng-Mayne. Sally meets Jake, who reveals Trish and Teddy are not speaking as Teddy is having an affair with his mother, Joanna, unknown to his father.

    Garden Synopsis:
    In the garden, Joanna hides in a bush when Warn enters, followed by Izzie whose lengthy gossip is met only by Warn’s grunts. Teddy meets Joanna about their affair, which he says must stop. Joanna breaks down and is found by Pearl, who suggests she should stick with Giles. He appears, but is only interested in his morris dancing at the afternoon fete. Pearl also talks to Warn – hinting something happened between him and her in the past. Jake tells Sally he hopes his father doesn’t discover his mother’s affair. Joanna has decided to confess though, but Trish bluntly tells her to end the affair, tell Giles and not to dare ruin the lunch party. Joanna, alone, rehearses her confession, alongside increasingly improbably suicide methods only for Warn to run her over with a lawn mower. Giles comes to help and Joanna reveals the truth. An enraged Giles shouts Teddy’s name.

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1 known roles


Connected mandy members:

Kerry Holmes
Kerry Holmes
Actor
2018, Trish
The Barn Theatre
Claire Payton
Claire Payton
Deputy Stage Manager
2017, ASM
Cat Pewsey
Cat Pewsey
Company Stage Manager
2017, DSM
Watermill Theatre
Theodore Hung
Theodore Hung
Deputy Stage Manager
2017, Assistant Stage Manager
Watermill Theatre
Jordan West
Jordan West
Lighting Programmer
2017, Master Carpenter
West Texas A&M University
Katie Newton
Katie Newton
Assistant Stage Manager
2017, Assistant Stage Manager
The Watermill Theatre
Jessica Woo
Jessica Woo
Actor
2017, Fran
The Watermill Theatre
Gareth Kennerley
2017, Barry Love
Watermill Theatre
Ayvianna Snow
Ayvianna Snow
Voice Over: English
2010, Lucille
Ayvianna Snow
2010, Lucille
Marjorie Tatum
2007, Lindy Love
Artists Repertory Theatre
Eleanor Randall
Eleanor Randall
Deputy Stage Manager
2005, Assistant Stage Manager
Harrogate Theatre
John Bulleid
John Bulleid
Actor
2005, Jake
Drayton Theatre
Corinna Gray
Corinna Gray
Actor
2003, Sally
The Urdang Academy
Abigail Freeman-Pask
2001, Yvonne
National Theatre London
Andrew Fallaize
2001, Cone
Olivier and Lyttelton theatres
Kim Lewis
Kim Lewis
Deputy Stage Manager
2001, DSM
Penelope McGhie
2000, Caroline Perrit, u/s & played Joanna