Chris Wood: The Close Up Show
The Loft, The Hawth, Hawth Avenue, Crawley
Saturday July 14, 7pm
Tickets £16.50. Not recommended for u10s
This intimate evening of close-up magic, trickery and sleight of hand features world-class magicians from The Magic Circle. Performers vary and a limited audience experience magic in an intimate setting, with some taking part too.
Phone 01293 553636 or visit parkwoodtheatres.co.uk.
Old Herbaceous – A One-Man Play by Alfred Shaughnessy
Sussex Prairie Garden, Morlands Farm, Wheatsheaf Road, near Henfield
Sunday July 29, 5.30pm-8.45pm
Tickets £15/concs £13/children £6/family £40/RHS members £12
Old Herbaceous is the humorous love story of a single-minded yet gentle man with a passion for plants. The one-man play stars Giles Shenton as legendary head gardener Herbert Pinnegar, otherwise known as Old Herbaceous, who invites you to feel included in a private chat from a bygone age. Old Herbaceous is an acute and sometimes hilarious observation of relationships between the classes in a simpler age and the evening blossoms into tender humour, much in the traditionally understated English style of the early 20th century. The garden opens at 5.30pm for picnics – bring blankets and chairs.
Phone 01273 495902 or visit sussexprairies.co.uk.