Venue: Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal Bath
Performance Time: 19:45
Matinees 2.30pm Thursdays & Saturdays
Performance Duration: 2:10
Full Price: £19.50
Concession Price: £14.50
Box Office Phone Number: 01225 448844
In A Garden is the second play in the spring season of British premieres of contemporary American plays at the Ustinov Studio.
It is 1989. An ambitious young American architect, Andrew Hackett, is summoned to a fictitious Middle Eastern country, where the Minister of Culture, Othman, commissions him to build a structure which will remind him of his most idyllic childhood memory, the garden of his father.
Dream turns to nightmare as months turn into years, a cat and mouse game ensues and the architect's attempts to fulfil the brief are constantly rejected. In this veiled and dangerous world in which neither side is capable of understanding the other, the only outcome is catastrophe.
**** The Times
"...this tale of a lost Eden is hauntingly attractive." The Observer
"...the performances - particularly from Shapi and Charles - are delicious, full of detail and nuance." The Guardian
Playwright and screen writer Howard Korder is the winner of numerous awards including an Obie award for The Lights, and a Pulitzer Prize nomination for Boy's Life. He is currently a writer and executive producer on the HBO series Boardwalk Empire.
Hackett – Keir Charles
Othman – Hassani Shapi
Najid – Chris Andrew Mellon
Prudhomme – Mark Heenehan
Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal Bath