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The Darling Buds of May

1 July 2024–6 July 2024

Leicester Drama Society

Main House


Pop Larkin, who makes a fortune from scrap-iron deals but has never paid income tax, lives in rural idyllic bliss with generous-hearted Ma and their six children. When a young, earnest tax official Mr Charlton turns up one hot May afternoon in 1957 to investigate, he is bewitched immediately by eldest daughter Mariette, and it isn’t long before he succumbs to the boisterous Larkin family charm and largesse.

With a blend of humour, tenderness, and a touch of nostalgia, The Darling Buds of May will leave you with a smile on your face and a renewed appreciation for the simple joys that make life truly special.

A wonderfully warm-hearted adaptation by H.E. Bates of his novel that led to the 1991 television series.

Ticket information

Standard £16.50

Concessions £15.00

Premium (Row L) £17.50


Early Bird Discount Available – Get 10% off if you book before 12th Jan 2024

Group Discount Available – Get 10% off if you book 10 or more tickets for the same show at the same time

5 for 4 Season Ticket Discount Available – Buy tickets to all 5 shows in the LDS Spring 24 Season at the same time to get 20% off.

LDS Spring 24 Season

The Good Life – February 5 – 10

Dial ‘M’ For Murder – March 4 – 9

Dangerous CornerApril 29 – May 4

Table MannersJune 10 – 15

The Darling Buds of May – July 1 – 6


Discounts cannot be used in conjunction with one another.



Wheelchair and carer seating available.

Touch tour available for Saturday Matinee.

A CD with detailed descriptions of the the cast, characters and costumes is available to be send by post on the week of the performance to customers who are visually impaired.

Please call Box Office to book 0116 255 1302.

Credits & acknowledgements

By H.E. Bates

Directed by Mary Jones

This amateur production of “The Darling Buds of May” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals Ltd. on behalf of Samuel French Ltd.

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