Coronavirus (COVID-19) Closure Update
In line with Government instructions we are classed as a non-essential business and no member of staff is able to continue working at the theatre until Government restrictions ease. Please be assured that the vast majority of events have been postponed and not cancelled so therefore all tickets remain valid.
Once we are able to operate again we will be in touch with you with details of the rescheduled dates. You can then transfer your current tickets to the new date, however if you are unable to transfer to the new date or don’t wish to have your ticket transferred to another production you will be given a full refund. You will not lose any money.
This is an unprecedented event for our venue, and we thank you for your continued support and loyalty.
Your Garrick Playhouse Team.
Adapted from Alan Bennett’s own short story, this play is based on his real-life experience with an elderly homeless old woman living in his front garden for fifteen years.
Miss Shepherd’s stay of fifteen years might have been a blight on Bennett’s front garden but it eventually allowed him to unravel the fascinating story of her life – for which we are all eternally indebted to him.
It is said that charity begins at home.
For Alan Bennett it began at the bottom of his drive with a custard yellow van inhabited by an irascible eccentric who refused to budge.
Save Money as a Garrick Member
Find out how to save money, by buying Garrick Membership for as little as £20 per year.
Membership also shows your support for the theatre and can also open a whole new world for you.
If you want to get involved as a volunteer member, we are always looking for new talent, any age, to work in all areas of the theatre. Whether volunteering on-stage, back-stage, front of house, in the bar or elsewhere, no experience is necessary because you will be given full training by our qualified staff.
We promise you the satisfaction of a job well done that will really surprise you, as well as promising many new friends waiting to meet you. Please pick up an Application Form from the Box Office or write to the Membership secretary: