Season 3, 2014
19/SEPT – 27/SEPT 2014

HOW DOES YOUR GARDEN GROW?

Written by Geoff Bamber

Directed by Fiona Clayton

PRODUCED BY ARRANGEMENT WITH LAZY BEE SCRIPTS

 

Synopsis – In true farce style, this play has nothing to do with gardens and everything to do with mistaken identities.  Banker Roger Crompton is hoping to celebrate his fiftieth birthday by consummating an adulterous affair with a colleague.  Unfortunately the hotel he has picked just happens to be the one his colleague has been threatening to shut down.  In true dirty weekend tradition they are booked in the name of “Jones”, but of course, they aren’t the only Joneses staying in the hotel – there’s Nathan Pond, an aging rock star, heading for a festival with his agent, but also hiding from a stalker.  Mistaken identity abounds, not least when Roger assumes the local policewoman is really a strip-o-gram.

Cast

Peter Fenton – Matthew Claytonhdygg

Jane Fenton – Michaela Smith

Ruth Bleach – Diana Stathis

Saskia – Michelle Collyer

Cassandra Blue – Annie Stone

Nathan Pond – Anthony Condon

Roger Crompton – Peter Hatherley

Daphne Flannel – Julie Arnold

Martin Trott – Blake Stemm

WPC Wendy Primm – Nadia Kerr

 

Crew

Director – Fiona Claytonhdygg1

Production Coordinator / Stage Manager – Aynslie Watson

Lighting & Sound Design – Shawn Klueh

Lighting & Sound Operation – Aynslie Watson

Set Design – Fiona Clayton

Set Construction – Colin Donald, Fiona Clayton, Matthew Clayton

Props – Fiona Clayton, Meredith Ure

Costumes – Fiona Clayton

 

VICTORIAN DRAMA LEAGUE (VDL) AWARDS 2014

How Does Your Garden Grow? was Hartwell’s entry into the 2014 VDL Awards.   

NOMINATIONS

Best Actress (Comedy) – Michaela Smith [as Jane Fenton]

Best Supporting Actress (Comedy) – Diana Stathis [as Ruth Bleach]

Best Actress in a Minor Role – Julie Arnold [as Daphne]