Green-fingered comedy coming to Halifax’s Square Chapel

The cast of Losing the Plot. Photo by
The cast of Losing the Plot. Photo by

A story of love between people and the land, love between people and people, and love between people and their giant vegetables is coming to The Square Chapel Centre for the Arts.

Losing the Plot, written by Deborah McAndrew, tells the stories of the gardeners of Thistledale Allotment - a rag-bag bunch of diggers and dreamers.

Strong personalities frequently clash over the best treatment for mealy bugs, and the annual Heaviest and Longest’competition is always a time when old feuds and new flirtations threaten to undermine the fragile peace.

Then Harvey from the Council pays a visit and the gardeners realise that they must pull together, or forfeit their precious plot forever. But can they agree on a strategy? How will they convince Harvey of the vital role allotments have played in the life of the nation for centuries?

The show is being performed by Mikron Theatre Company on Thursday, September 20 at 8pm.

Tickets can be booked by calling the box office on 01422 353073. They are £11 in advance or £9 for concessions or £12 on the day, £10 for concessions.