SALISBURY Playhouse and Exeter Northcott are among the theatres bringing Salad Days to town this autumn.
Produced by Regan De Wynter Williams, the company responsible for the recent The Pirates of Penzance, HMS Pinafore and The Mikado, Salad Days stars Wendi Peters and runs in Salisbury from 22nd to 27th October.
Salad Days started life as an end-of-season romp at Bristol Old Vic, when Julian Slade and Dorothy Reynolds dashed off a musical about a magic piano. It was also the inspiration for one of Britain’s great theatrical figures, Cameron Mackintosh, who saw it as a seven-year-old taken to the theatre by his mother.
The score features songs We Said We Wouldn’t Look Back, Look At Me, I’m Dancing, and We’re Looking For A Piano, songs that continue to put a smile on your face and a tap in your toes.
The phrase Salad Days comes from Shakespeare’s Anthony and Cleopatra, referring to Anthony’s youth, and the show is the light-hearted tale of recent graduates Timothy and Jane, who, unhappy with their pushy parents, decide to take on the responsibility of looking after a piano in a park! Little are they prepared to deal with the magic and madness that follows.
For more details of the Salisbury performances, telephone 01722 320333 or visit the website, www.wiltshirecreative.co.uk
The tour also stops at Exeter Northcott from 30th October to 3rd November. For more information telephone 01392 726363 or visit www.exeternorthcott.co.uk