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This play is nothing about gardens, or how they grow. It's about a weekend
at a hotel, a rather out-of-the-way hotel, the reasons for which will become
Peter Fenton, owner of the Lakeview Hotel, is in deep financial
trouble. Peter and his wife Jane need to fill the hotel over the weekend
in order to keep the bank, in the person of the icy Ruth Bleach, at bay.
The weekend in question coincides with local rock festival providing the
Fentons with at least two guests - faded rock legend Nathan Pond and his
tie-dyed manager Cassandra Blue. The weekend also coincides with a
romantic interlude planned by middle-aged, married, would-be lothario,
Roger Crompton. Crompton, a senior bank official, has unwittingly booked
a room in the hotel under the ‘nom d’amour’ Jones for himself and a
horrified Ruth Bleach.
An increasingly befuddled Fenton mistakes Crompton for Nathan Pond, he
also finds that Cassandra has taken a fancy to him, while Jane reminisces
about old boyfriends and having seen Nathan at Glastonbury. Ruth is
wholly unimpressed at having to sneak about the hotel in disguise to
avoid Fenton, a problem compounded by her disguise matching that of
Daphne Flannel, Nathan's stalker.
And then the Police tun up, in the form of WPC Wendy Primm, who is
immediately mistaken for a strip-o-gram. And from then on, well, you'll have to
come and see the play to find out. Suffice to say that
clarity does not improve, oh no.
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