A garden of delights at Bowhill

Commissioned Image Taken By Eamonn McGoldrick PhotographerA garden of delights at Bowhill – As we wait (patiently) for better weather let’s hope the sun chooses to shine on a theatrical treat arriving in the Scottish Borders in June.

What better backdrop could there be than the walled garden at Bowhill, Selkirk for the multi-award winning show Allotment.

In its 2011 premiere year Allotment, written by Hawick writer Jules Horne, was voted the Edinburgh Festival Fringe First winner and handed the Los Angeles/Edinburgh CSPA Sustainable Production Award.

A wonderfully dark comedy, Allotment follows the complex and quirky relationship between sisters Dora and Maddy as they live out the seasons on their allotment, playing out their rivalries among the plants.

It is also a celebration of gardening, with the actresses digging, planting and performing on top of a shed. With changeable weather constantly shifting the nature of the allotment, Allotment is a feast for the senses – a tale of life, death, Pink Fir Apple potatoes and the secret power of worms.

It is presented by the Nutshell Theatre, directed by Kate Nelson and produced by Ed Littlewood with Pauline Goldsmith as Dora and Nicola Jo Cully as Maddy.

Three afternoon performances of the Allotment will take place at 1.30, 2.30 ans 3.30 on June 10. Tickets are £7.50 and £6 for under 16s.

More information from Bowhill on 01750 22204.

…and if it rains the show will decamp to the Bowhill Theatre.

*Jules Horne was born in Hawick, Scotland, and lived in Bonn, Bern and Reading before returning to the Scottish Borders. Following a German degree at Oxford, she worked in Germany and Switzerland as a translator, editor and BBC radio journalist.

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