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Multiple venues, dates and times - Garrick's Temple, Hampton and Burgh House, Hampstead

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A canter through the life, times, achievements and foibles of the world’s first Super-Star actor.



Multiple venues, dates and times.

TICKETS AVAILABLE ON THIS SITE:

  • Sat 12th October - 3PM matinee & evening 7.30pm - Garrick's Temple, Hampton
  • Fri 18th October - 7:30PM Burgh House, Hampstead

Other dates and venues available - CLICK LINKS TO BOOK:


A monologue by Katherine Tozer for Palimpsest starring Nick Barber (Rex Fairbrother, The Archers) as David Garrick.

Set in September 1747, as a wave of ‘Garrick Fever’ hits London for the opening of the Drury Lane Theatre under the actor’s management.

With the reputation of theatre at an all-time low, Garrick sets out to make himself rich and his profession acceptable.

With a Prologue to the new season written by Samuel Johnson, Garrick promises to throw new light on elocution and action, banish ranting and bombast and to restore simplicity and humour to the British Stage. He also casts his keen eye towards dramatic special effects.

But his ‘spirits are uncomposed and every circumstance about him in a perfect dilemma’; it’s three hours before curtainup and Peg Woffington is arguing the Epilogue and he’s quarrelled with Macklin, the Season’s opener.

It’ll be alright on the night, won’t it?


Nick Barber has acted at the RSC, the Royal National Theatre and Shakespeare’s Globe, and can currently be seen in ‘The Spanish Princess’ on Starz, and heard as Rex Fairbrother in BBC Radio 4’s ‘The Archers’.


“Great naturalism, intriguing insight and dramatic flair.”
British Theatre Guide

“Tozer is the most thorough historical playwright working in London today.” On In London


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