Gardening for the Unfulfilled and Alienated

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A man struggling under the weight of the modern world finds a self-help book that inspires him into gardening. And he’s good at it. Very good. But there’s a dark and violent secret to his success. Step inside Owain’s very own shed to hear about one man and the lengths he’ll go to for a beautiful garden.

From fast rising young writer Brad Birch (Soho Theatre, Royal Court) comes the world premiere of a bittersweet play about obsession, death and horticulture. Undeb Theatre present an intimate storytelling experience, two audience members at a time.


Writer: Brad Birch
Director: Hannah Bannister
Designer: Madeleine Girling

Cast: Richard Corgan

Producer: Francesca Moody for Undeb Theatre


“This intimate pop-up experience for two epitomises the creative verve of the fringe” ★★★★ The Metro

“Richard Corgan gives a compelling performance. Birch’s writing is full of truth and poetry; a tight monologue that turns gardening into a metaphor for something we can all relate to” ★★★★ The Scotsman

“With a cleverly structured script and a beautifully underplayed and oh-so-sane performance by Richard Corgan, this is one of the best.” The Stage

“Undeb Thetatre, here making their Fringe debut, have marked their territory clearly” ★★★★ Fourthwall Magazine

“It’s beautifully written and performed. Brad Birch’s script pins down the natural patterns of speech incredibly well, and Hannah Banister’s direction is subtle and nuanced” ★★★★A Younger Theatre


WINNER Scotsman Fringe First 2013


Pleasance, Edinburgh Festival 2013