Chelsea Physic Players: Year Of The Monkey Tickets and Dates

Chelsea Physic Garden, London

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The Chelsea Physic Players present: Year Of The Monkey

We are delighted to present a unique performance of Claire Dowie's iconic series of touching and comedic monologues, Year Of the Monkey. Enjoy three of these monologues, The Year of the Monkey where a mother seeks out some bad behaviour to break up the monotony of her middle-class life; The Allotment in which a community of pensioners accidentally create a radical commune and Bonfire Night, in which a daughter looks for revenge.

This outdoor promenade theatre performance takes place in three settings within the Garden, each chosen to illuminate different elements of the play. The audience will be guided through the Garden to each performance. Seating for those with mobility issues can be provided but the audience will otherwise stand throughout the performances.

In order to provide the safest possible experience, the audience size will be capped at 25 for each performance with three performances each hour. When booking you will therefore be asked to select your starting timeslot. The performances on 2 October are twilight performances combining lighting with the Garden's unique setting to create a unique experience. Please be aware the Garden is unlit and we recommend bringing a torch with you.

Should the event be unable to go ahead in person due to any future COVID restrictions, the event will not be cancelled and a live digital performance from the Garden will be provided on the chosen date and a recording will be made available to you for a fixed period of time.

When you arrive:
- Please have your ticket ready - printed or on your device - before you arrive.
- If you require step free access to enter the Garden please see our Accessibility page.
- So we can maintain social distancing, please arrive within your timeslot. Sadly, if you are late we won't be able to guarantee admission as we have to closely manage our visitor numbers and the ability to maintain social distancing.


For more information please visit opening times.

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Please note:

Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable.

Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult and must remain under close supervision as there is deep water and numerous poisonous plants.

Registered support dogs are welcome in the Garden, no other pets are allowed.

Unfortunately we cannot look after your luggage and we don't have any cloakroom facilities at the Garden.

There are a couple of council bike racks on Royal Hospital Road, unfortunately we do not have racks in the Garden due to lack of space and we can't look after your bicycle for you.

Concessionary rates are available for groups of 10+. Please visit our Groups page.

Tickets are only valid for the dates and times shown.

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