Adrian Scarborough’s Lockdown Lallygagging: An Artist’s Journey from Acting to Allotments

At 7 PM

Join Adrian as he travels through lockdown from Leopoldstadt to horticultural displacement activities using poetry, monologues, diary entries, song, rumination, tragedy, visuals, Shakespeare, humour, allotments and, of course, the de rigueur Q&A session.*

(*   The inclusion of listed elements is subject to the artist's whim.)



Adrian Scarborough has been attempting to forge a career in the performing arts for 30 years. He has clocked up over 50 theatrical productions up and down the country, 20 of which were for the National Theatre.

As a writer, he has adapted stories and plays and penned some pretty shoddy light verse. He appears regularly in TV, film and audio drama, notably in Gavin and Stacey, Killing Eve and The King's Speech. Forgettably in Elizabeth: The Golden Age, The History of Mr Polly and The Paradise. He has a brilliant wife, great offspring, an Olivier award and a dodgy back.


Tickets are £5 and can be booked through TryBooking by clicking here. You will receive a link to this Zoom event via email. At Adrian’s request a portion of the ticket fee will be donated to the Actors' Benevolent Fund. Any additional contributions for The Rose Playhouse will be much appreciated and go towards funding the Rose Revealed Project.

Please note that booking for this event will close at 6 pm on 4 August.




The Rose is an indoor archaeological site; it is advisable to dress warmly because there is no heating. There are no toilets, so please use those at Shakespeare’s Globe, which is 200 metres away.

Booking Information

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020 7261 9565