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Pip Utton - Playing Maggie

Theatre

Friday 30th July 

Doors open – 6 pm
Show – 7.30 pm

Not just a reflection on how to portray her but a live audience with Mrs Thatcher, the ‘Iron Lady’! Saviour or witch? Love her or hate her? She divided the nation like no other politician, changing the face of British, even world politics forever. Listen again to her philosophies, her inspiration and her logic, and take the chance to ask her a question! Yes, task her anything you want, and she will answer. Full of laughs but at the same time serious thoughts and discussions, because like the audience questions, every performance is different!

WINNER The Stage Special Award for Acting

Excellence WINNER Fringereview.co.uk Award for Outstanding Theatre

 

Image credit: Andy Doornhein

Jay Rayner Quartet

Music

Saturday 31st July 

Doors open – 6 pm
Concert – 7.30 pm

Restaurant critic Jay Rayner, undoubtedly the best jazz pianist in Britain of all the judges on MasterChef, leads an ensemble of top flight musicians through a compelling and vivid night of the very best of song-writing and jazz.

 

Image credit – Pal Hansen

London Concertante Soloists

Music

Sunday 1st August 

Doors open – 6 pm
Concert – 7.30 pm

Combining beautifully decorated gardens and glorious music was not entirely our idea…in fact, someone may say we were inspired by the Italian gardens in the 1700s, where there was not an evening when music didn’t resonate between the orange and lemon trees, and the marble fountains. So what better welcome to our very own Secret Garden Concerts than to bring our audience back to that world?

Artistic Director Chris Grist takes to the stage with soloists from the London Concertante Henry Chandler, Guy Button and David Gordon, to offer a baroque feast. 

Sit back in our stunning secret garden location and immerse yourself in some of the best-known works by baroque composers Vivaldi, Bach, Handel, Gabrielli. 



Sam Leak Trio

Music

Saturday 7th August 

Doors open – 6 pm
Concert – 7.30 pm

Join us in the breathtaking Secret Garden and be whisked away by the Sam Leak Trio, as they perform contemporary jazz with a gospel-tinged, and folk-inspired, freedom and abandon.

Sara Pascoe & Angela Barnes

Comedy

Sunday 8th August

Doors open – 6 pm
Set starts – 7.30 pm

A side-splitting double bill comedy night of Sara Pascoe and Angela Barnes. 

Alexandra Whittingham

Music

Thursday 12th August

Doors open – 6 pm
Set starts – 7.30 pm

Join Alexandra Whittingham, rising star of classical guitar, and Chris Grist, our Artistic Director, for an evening of spectacular musical dialogues between the romantic cello and the passionate guitar.

Nerina Pallot

Music

Friday 3rd September 

Doors open – 6 pm
Concert – 7.30 pm

Nerina Pallot is an English singer, songwriter and producer, who has released six albums. She was nominated for British Female Solo Artist at the 2007 BRIT Awards and nominated for an Ivor Novello Award for “Sophia” in the category of ‘Best Song (musically and lyrically)’ in the same year.

On the 3rd September the Secret Garden will play host a magical acoustic set from the mesmerising Nerina Pallot. 

Giles Milton

Literature

Saturday 4th September

Performance – 5 pm

Giles Milton, the international best-selling author, joins us in the Secret Garden, speaking about his latest work Checkmate in Berlin.

Adolf

Theatre

Saturday 4th September

Doors open – 6 pm
Show – 7.30 pm

One of the most successful solo shows of the past 25yrs, ‘Adolf’ has played in over 20 countries to rave reviews and awards. Still touring widely, it recently won the annual Spevtaki ‘Best One Man’ play. Directed by Guy Masterson, ‘Adolf’ furnishes an acute anatomy of fascism; its ideological justification, its poisoned utopias. Looking uncomfortably like the Fuhrer, Pip takes his audience on a journey into themselves, facing their own intolerance and gently coaxing an understanding of the mind-set of a nation that could allow such a man to take control. ‘Terrifying beyond expectations, Adolf leaves as profound an impact as ever.’ The Skinny ***** 2019.

The King's Singers

Music

Friday 10th September 

Doors open – 6 pm
Concert – 7.30 pm

The King’s Singers have represented the gold standard in a cappella singing on the world’s greatest stages for over fifty years. They are renowned for their unrivalled technique, versatility and skill in performance, and for their consummate musicianship, drawing both on the group’s rich heritage and its pioneering spirit to create an extraordinary wealth of original works and unique collaborations.

ConcerTANGO

Music

Saturday 11th September 

Doors open – 6 pm
Concert – 7.30 pm

Join us in the Secret Garden for an awesome evening of the finest Tango from London’s premier tango ensemble. 

London Concertante

Music

Sunday 12th September 

Doors open – 6 pm
Concert – 7.30 pm

Join London Concertante for a Schubert’s String Quintet and Strauss’  Metamorphosen performed under the stars. 

Pip Utton - Playing Maggie

Friday 30th July 

Doors open – 6 pm
Show – 7.30 pm

Not just a reflection on how to portray her but a live audience with Mrs Thatcher, the ‘Iron Lady’! Saviour or witch? Love her or hate her? She divided the nation like no other politician, changing the face of British, even world politics forever. Listen again to her philosophies, her inspiration and her logic, and take the chance to ask her a question! Yes, task her anything you want, and she will answer. Full of laughs but at the same time serious thoughts and discussions, because like the audience questions, every performance is different!

WINNER The Stage Special Award for Acting

Excellence WINNER Fringereview.co.uk Award for Outstanding Theatre

 

Image credit: Andy Doornhein

Jay Rayner Quartet

Saturday 31st July 

Doors open – 6 pm
Concert – 7.30 pm

Restaurant critic Jay Rayner, undoubtedly the best jazz pianist in Britain of all the judges on MasterChef, leads an ensemble of top flight musicians through a compelling and vivid night of the very best of song-writing and jazz.

 

Image credit – Pal Hansen

London Concertante Soloists

Sunday 1st August 

Doors open – 6 pm
Concert – 7.30 pm

Combining beautifully decorated gardens and glorious music was not entirely our idea…in fact, someone may say we were inspired by the Italian gardens in the 1700s, where there was not an evening when music didn’t resonate between the orange and lemon trees, and the marble fountains. So what better welcome to our very own Secret Garden Concerts than to bring our audience back to that world?

Artistic Director Chris Grist takes to the stage with soloists from the London Concertante Henry Chandler, Guy Button and David Gordon, to offer a baroque feast. 

Sit back in our stunning secret garden location and immerse yourself in some of the best-known works by baroque composers Vivaldi, Bach, Handel, Gabrielli. 



The King's Singers

Friday 10th September 

Doors open – 6 pm
Concert – 7.30 pm

The King’s Singers have represented the gold standard in a cappella singing on the world’s greatest stages for over fifty years. They are renowned for their unrivalled technique, versatility and skill in performance, and for their consummate musicianship, drawing both on the group’s rich heritage and its pioneering spirit to create an extraordinary wealth of original works and unique collaborations.

Concertango

Saturday 11th September 

Doors open – 6 pm
Concert – 7.30 pm

Join us in the Secret Garden for an awesome evening of the finest Tango from London’s premier tango ensemble.

London Concertante

Sunday 12th September 

Doors open – 6 pm
Concert – 7.30 pm

Join London Concertante for a Schubert’s String Quintet and Strauss’  Metamorphosen performed under the stars.