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Garden (Lucy Grace)

By | Published on Monday 17 August 2015


A moving story told by a loveable character, Lucy Grace’s one-woman play stems from one plant and grows into much more. A lonely and dissatisfied office worker feels trapped within the nine-to-five slog. She then takes responsibility for the office plant, which sparks a need to connect, both with nature and with people. Grace’s performance is a breath of fresh air, watching her character ardently turn her East London flat into a garden sanctuary is a charming story that audiences will emphasise with. Visually, the stage is compact and the set utilitarian; similarly the performance style is simple but still gets the necessary emotions, humour and pathos across. This is a heart-warming and sweet production.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 31 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 / [Stephanie Withers]