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The Pleasure Garden archiveFor two centuries, the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens drew enormous crowds for its circus acts, balloon rides, orchestral concerts and spectacular fireworks. For those in the know, however, the darker paths, wooded corners and intimate arbours were used for more illicit and illegal entertainments. But now it's 1850 and the gardens are in their dying days. Yet still the faithful come... Tom Reckless, a handsome young gardener, is torn between the affections of a hopelessly romantic shipping clerk and a sexually voracious aristocratic couple. With the gardens closing and his livelihood under threat, will Tom choose a bohemian life with Ralph; employment with the unorthodox Lord and Lady Lovelock; or answer the drumbeat of a looming overseas war?


Sam Bauman (Tom Reckless), Jay Worley (Ralph Pottinger), Jonathan Harlaw (Albert), Rory-Charlie Campbell (Lord Roger Lovelock), Alshleigh Harvey (Lady Maude Lovelock), Bea Amora Wong (Princess Saura), Jennie Jacobs (Captain Antrobus), Steve Watts (The Hermit)


Book by: Glenn Chandler
Lyrics: Glenn Chandler
Music: Charles Miller
Director: Fenton Gray
Musical Director: Aaron Clingham
Choreographer: Carole Todd
Design(s): David Shields, George Reeve (video)
Costume: David Shields
Lighting: Joseph Ed Thomas

The Pleasure Garden

The Pleasure Garden (Musical) production archive for QTIX code T0860679281. Details of all The Pleasure Garden archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S253491334

Archive Listings

15 Sep 21
17 Oct 21
Above the Stag Theatre
Inner London, Greater London
Performance Details => Venue archive


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