Dates: Friday 22, Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 January, 2021
Show starts: 6.30pm
Show ends: 9.15pm
Interval at 7.30pm
Where: Wittunga Botanic Garden, Shepherds Hill Lane, Blackwood, SA
Tickets: $35 per person
A laugh-out-loud mix of slapstick, songs and sparkling one-liners
This January, head to beautiful Wittunga Botanic Garden for an outdoor performance of the hit comedy One Man, Two Guvnors.
One of the most successful comedy adaptations in theatre history, the play is a wonderful way to enjoy a summer's evening with family and friends in idyllic surroundings.
Set in a coastal town, Brighton, England in the swinging sixties, it tells the story of Francis Henshall, a failed skiffle player, who finds himself working for two guvnors.
One guvnor, Rachel Crabbe, is disguised as her dead gangland twin; the other is a snooty toff, Stanley Stubbers, who not only killed Rachel's brother but is also her secret lover.
Neither boss is aware the other is in Brighton, as Francis bounces like a shuttlecock between his two bosses trying to please them both.
But how long can he keep them apart?
Award-winning director Dave Simms is bringing together a live skiffle band to join the Blue Sky Theatre’s regular ensemble, which promises to be a colourful and energetic experience under the stars.
"The play is a laugh-out-loud mix of songs, slapstick and sparkling one-liners, and we’re taking on the challenge of staging it in the open air," explains Dave.
"It's a fast-paced dive into gangland families during the swinging sixties, gut-bustingly funny with plenty of British verbal and physical humour. I can’t wait."
Presented by Open Gardens SA and Blue Sky Theatre funds raised will benefit the Adelaide Botanic Gardens Foundation to support the vital work of the Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium of South Australia.
Simon Barnett / Robert Bell / Joshua Coldwell / Lee Cook / Gary George / Miriam Keane /
Steve Marvanek / Ashley Penny / Nicole Rutty / Angela Short / Georgia Stockham / Leighton Vogt /
Director / Dave Simms
In line with a COVID-safe plan, the auditorium has been modified to allow for physical distancing.
Please remember to practise good hygiene, wash your hands regularly. If you have any COVID-19 symptoms, please refrain from attending the event.
Other event details
Chairs will be provided for the show only. Please bring your own rugs or chairs if you wish to enjoy a picnic prior to the show, or make use of the many seating areas throughout the garden.
Seating will be allocated in twos, so at least two tickets need to be booked. This means you and a friend can sit together, but distanced from other patrons.
Please call 0475 309 435 if you need to book an odd number of tickets.
Food and Drink
From 4 pm, a licensed bar will be selling Howard Vineyard red, white, rosé and sparkling wine, beer and soft drinks.
EFTPOS is available.
NO BYO ALCOHOL PLEASE.
Vegetarian picnic boxes containing a light snack are available for $15 per person - please purchase at time of booking ticket.
You are welcome to bring your own picnic too!
Parking is free.
Directions are provided with your tickets.
Wittunga is a wheelchair friendly venue. Please check the seating plan when booking your tickets for details.
Drop off zones will be provided close to the theatre where possible.
Please be mindful that this is an outdoor theatre performance and bring suitable clothing or protection from showers and hot or cold weather. The garden can get cool and dark after the sun sets.
The event will go ahead rain or shine.
No refunds will be offered where the performance goes ahead.
However, in the case of weather making the event dangerous, or if catastrophic fire danger is declared by the authorities, Blue Sky Theatre will postpone the event, or cancel. In these circumstances, ticket holders will be contacted by email or phone to offer a ticket for another performance or a refund.
If you have any other questions or require further information about this event, please contact Blue Sky Theatre at firstname.lastname@example.org