Back To The Garden Review

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Twelve months after the death of her husband, Maggie (Garden) gathers their mutual friends to bid farewell in a low-key ashes scattering ceremony. Over a few hours of interaction, contemplation and tea, the assembled throng, including silver fox Jack (Bob Goody), exchange hard truths.


On the anniversary of an actor’s death, friends gather for a weekend of old wounds and fresh starts. Set in rural Kent, Jon Sanders’ bittersweet improv drama carries a calm power that slowly surfaces through long, open takes — a freedom relished by a mordantly funny Bob Goody.

Much better than the am-dram washout it could so easily have been, there's nuggets of truth and wisdom in this lo-fi drama.