Old Herbaceous

Old Herbaceous

Saturday 3rd September at 7.30pm

Tickets £12.00 each, Groups of 10 - £10.00 per person (Please note group bookings must be made through Box Office)**

* Disabled seating available please call Box Office on 01205 363108

**Prices are inclusive of the 50p per seat Refurbishment Levy

“Peter Macqueen throws a warming comfort blanket round his audience with his touching and gentle portrayal of veteran gardener Herbert Pinnegar in Reginald Arkell’s story of a man looking back over his life and over English rural social history… Old Herbaceous to give him his nickname, is at times charming, crotchety, stubborn and given to flashes of humour… He’s full of little knowing chuckles as he casts his mind back nostalgically. Macqueen, or is it Pinnegar, sprinkles garden wisdom into a tale which engages the audience…one man on the front row nearly got a soaking from the old man’s watering can and cuttings were handed round for approval…as a gardener himself, Macqueen has empathy with the character, inviting his audience, his guests, to share his greenhouse, his tips and his life.” Keswick Reminder


Blackfriars Theatre is run predominately by volunteers. The full voluntary Refurbishment levy plus gift aid, if applicable, will create a special fund to help maintain and refurbish the towns precious traditional little Theatre. This fund will also allow us to seek 'match funding' opportunities to enhance your theatre experience.

Please note: Following the latest government announcement - Mask Wearing is now compulsory in Blackfriars Theatre. All productions will be managed in a Covid Secure way, more information on what that entails can be found on our Blackfriars Covid 19 Guidance page which can be found under the Booking Tab at the top of our website. Thank you for your support and understanding. We hope you enjoy the show and encourage others to help Keep Theatre Live in Boston.

Blackfriars undoubtedly plays a very important role as Boston's centre for entertainment and the arts. It is home to two very successful local amateur dramatic and operatic groups, as well as hosting a varied program of professional stage productions.