Autumn in-the-round season at Salisbury

SALISBURY Playhouse will be transformed for in-the-round productions of two brilliant and popular plays in the newly announced autumn season – Alan Ayckbourn’s sparkling comedy Relatively Speaking and Hugh Whitemore’s Breaking the Code about Enigma code-breaker Alan Turing.

Relatively Speaking, from 5th to 28th September, was Ayckbourn’s first big West End hit and is set over a summer weekend with a dizzying series of family misunderstandings leading to chaotic comedy.

Breaking the Code, from 4th to 26th October, tells the famous story of Bletchley Park genius Alan Turing, which was the inspiration for the Oscar-winning film The Imitation Game starring Benedict Cumberbatch.

The new Playhouse season was announced by Wiltshire Creative’s artistic director, Gareth Machin, who said: “We’re really excited about transforming the main house this autumn for two very different productions. With seating on all sides, audiences will be closer than ever to the action and it will make for some very special theatre experiences.”

The 2019-2020 autumn-winter season also includes exciting news of the premiere of Wiltshire-born playwright and novelist Barney Norris’ adaptation of Lorca’s Blood Wedding, retold in present-day Wiltshire. The production will run from 6th to 22nd February 2020.

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