Simultaneously performed with House
in the Albert Theatre

January 26 – March 4, 2001 in Goodman's Owen Theatre

Around 2 hours

An unprecedented theatrical event—two linked plays performed simultaneously in adjoining theaters by the same cast! Alan Ayckbourn, one of England’s most celebrated contemporary playwrights, has crafted two critically acclaimed comedies that were the hit of the London season this summer. While the plots of House and Garden are interlocking, each play stands by itself as an evening of side-splitting comedy. You could see just one, but we think you’ll want to hear both sides of the story…

It’s the day of the annual village fair, and the Platt’s estate in the English countryside is buzzing with activity. Up at the house, Teddy Platt has dreams of a bright political future as the new local MP. The only thing barring his path is an urgent need to clean up his private life before the Prime Minister’s special envoy arrives. Meanwhile, down in the garden, frenzied preparations are under way for the day’s festivities. Will the French film star arrive in time to open the celebrations? Will the young maypole dancers pull it off? Who is that lurking in the bushes? And exactly what does go on in the fortune teller’s tent? Once the curtain rings down, the fun continues in the Main Lobby of the new Goodman Theatre as the audience joins the actors at the village party.

 

 
Artists

By ALAN AYCKBOURN, Directed by ROBERT FALLS

Cast

JUDY BLUE - Caroline Perrit
DONALD BREARLEY - Giles Mace
CHRISTINA CARRERA - Lucille Cadeau
BRIAN DENEEN - Townsperson
WILLIAM DICK - Barry Love
MELANIE DIX - Townsperson
TONY DOBROWOLSKI - Mr. Eldridge
SUSAN HART - Trish Platt
JOEL HATCH - Teddy Platt
MICHELLE HENSLEY - Townsperson
B.J. JONES - Gavin Ryng-Mayne
REBECCA JORDAN - Pearl Truce
ERIC KRAMER - The Reverend Colin Mallow
MAIA MADISON - Fran
LIESEL MATTHEWS - Sally Platt
SUSAN OSBORNE-MOTT - Izzie Truce
KAREN PRATT - Townsperson
BARBARA ROBERTSON - Joanna Mace
JOE SIKORA - Jake Mace / Fight Captain
NATALIE WEST - Lindy Love
RAY WILD - Warn Coucher

Creative Team and Crew

LINDA BUCHANAN - Set Design
MARA BLUMENFELD - Costume Design
JAMES F. INGALLS - Lighting Design
RICHARD WOODBURY - Original Music Composition and Sound Design
TOM CREAMER - Dramaturg
NICK SANDYS - Fight Consultant
BÉA RASHID - Dance Choreography
NAN WITHERS-WILSON - Vocal Consultant
KIMBERLY OSGOOD - Production Stage Manager
ELLEN HAY - Stage Manager