PlayGC is award winner!

Our most recent show GLORY OF THE GARDEN was performed at the Shaftesbury Fringe in late July and we were delighted to be voted by our audience members the best production in the 'Poetry & Spoken Word' category. 

We were joined by multi-talented performers Sara Jasmin Page, Sam Ebner-Landy and Charlie Greenwood to present 'a glorious anthology of poetry, prose and songs about garden and the gardeners who tend them' in the site-specific location of walled garden at The Potting Shed, central Shaftesbury (or TBH inside the shop on the Saturday to escape from the rain - happily outdoors again on the Sunday) 

Here's some of the affirming feedback we received:

My group soooo enjoyed your event! We had the happiest time with you and talked a lot about you over lunch. THANK YOU VERY MUCH for the entertainment!!

Well what a stunning Show.  Thank you, all of you, for producing such a brilliant hour of horticultural fun.  

We greatly enjoyed Glory of the Garden.  Highly engaging, entertaining and relatable!                    

I just had to write to say how much I enjoyed your performance in Shaftesbury yesterday, it exceeded all my expectations. I do hope you will be back next year.

All emotions evoked and so well put together

A mini photo montage from the audience:

and in other news...

  • We were delighted by the positive response and helpful feedback following the staged reading in April 2022 of our new play Can’t Kill the Spirit, directed by Francesca McInally, at The Playground Theatre, White City.  The script has seen further development since then and we hope this play, inspired by Greenham Common and modern-day protests, may see a formal production in due course.

  • We are thrilled to confirm that we have secured the professional rights to Christopher Reid’s wickedly funny poem and play Six Bad Poets. Again, some of you may have seen staged productions of this either at The Playground Theatre or The Questors Theatre back in 2019 and 2020, in which Robert played Charles Prime. For a future production, Robert will be the executive producer and the production will be directed by Anthony Biggs, former AD at Jermyn Street Theatre and currently joint AD at The Playground Theatre. Watch this space for where and when...

Previous production reviews

In April - May 2022 we took The Letter of Last Resort on a national tour, as part of a double bill of one act plays on the theme of the Cold War. 

COVID cruelly curtailed our plans but we still managed to perform at Portsmouth, Donhead St Andrew, Dorset, at The Alma Tavern & Theatre, Bristol and at the beautiful Kenton Theatre, Henley-on-Thames


"That was the most gripping evening! Thought provoking and even witty for such a devastating subject”

“Outstanding writing, brilliantly interpreted by you two - you had us hanging on your every word”

“a hugely interesting play, subtly constructed and beautifully executed – we were so impressed by it all”

flawless and utterly convincing and it made me think, which is always a good thing”

“this is definitely a play worth catching, sensitively portrayed by PlayGC