The Pleasure Garden - A Vauxhall Musical

The Pleasure Garden - A Vauxhall Musical

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Wildly funny and deeply moving new musical, taking place just yards from the old Pleasure Gardens themselves

Overview

For 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?

Critic reviews

Bittersweet musical romance amid the roses

· The Guardian

The plot as it stands makes very little sense

· Musical Theatre Review

The whole show was just a little too surreal for me

· West End Wilma

Muddled

· The Stage

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Date & time

Show ended
Wed 15 Sep - Sun 17 Oct, 2021
3.30pm & 7.30pm

Venue

Arch 72 Albert Embankment London SE1 7TP London, UK · Get Directions
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