How to Build a Better Tulip archiveA modern update of the classic Dumas novel The Black Tulip, a comedy about the importance of good breeding. After years abroad, Dr Audrey Braddock thinks she's finally found a home for herself and her special maize plants. Lincolnshire's South Holland University may not be top-class, but at least it gives her a place to work. That is, if she can resist the incessant nagging of her 17th century Dutch ancestor, who insists that she complete his failed attempt to breed the perfect black tulip. And if she can outmaneuver Dr Adrian Vanderpol, a younger rival whose petunia experiments aren't necessarily what they seem. And if she can figure out why her wayward daughter Perci pays so much attention to Adrian's research. But can you really engineer a weapon of mass destruction from a tulip?


Zoe Ann Bown (Audrey Braddock), Richard Lynson (Adrian Vanderpol), Zoe Simon (Perci Braddock), Molly Vevers (Sheila Crouch/Cornelia Vanderpol), Martin Wimbush (Carolus Hoofdorn/Sergeant Ellsworth)


Author: Mark Giesser
Presented by: Alces Productions
Director: Mark Giesser
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How to Build a Better Tulip

How to Build a Better Tulip (Play) production archive for QTIX code T1054034409. Details of all How to Build a Better Tulip archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S2064665224

Archive Listings

30 Apr 14
31 May 14
Chiswick Playhouse (formerly The Tabard Theatre)
Outer London
Greater London

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