Born in the Gardens
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  • "Set in an ageing mock-Tudor house in Bristol in 1979, Maud and her stay-at-home son, Mo, pass their days happily together. He talks to the cat, plays his drums and concocts ridiculous cocktails for them both while she sits chatting away to the people on the telly. No amount of coaxing from Maud's suave elder son, Hedley, and Mo's glamorous twin sister, Queenie, will persuade the eccentric pair to lead a more normal life - even the 'michael wave' is a gadget too far and part of a world neither wishes to inhabit.

    This is a story set when new technology, business morality and social patterns were changing the nation's behaviour... master playwright, Peter Nichols (Privates on Parade & A day in the Death of Joe Egg), reveals in his hilarious and deeply touching play that change is not always for the best and that 'opening the cage door does not necessarily imply an escape...'"

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