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Before the Party – Salisbury Playhouse, Salisbury

Man and woman sitting on bed

Writer: W. Somerset Maugham Adaptor: Rodney Ackland Director: Ryan McBryde ReviewerL David Jobson Written in 1949, Rodney Ackland’s Before the Party turns Somerset Maugham’s 1922 short story into a biting satire on changing views to the class system following the war. With plenty of zest, this latest revival directed by Ryan McBryde is a delectable production. It is a lovely summer ...

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Frankenstein – Salisbury Playhouse

Writers : Howard Coggins and Stu McLoughlin Director : Craig Edwards Reviewer : Joan Phillips Living Spit return to the stage with their new production, Frankenstein, co-produced by Salisbury Playhouse Only three years ago this hugely talented duo were playing in the cellars at Bristol Old Vic in front of a tiny audience. With a combination of bad props, hilarious ...

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1972:The Future Of Sex – The Playhouse, Salisbury

Writers: Tom Brennan, Tom Crosley-Thorne, Tom England, Emily Greenslade, Jesse Jones, Kerry Lovell, Jesse Meadows, Helena Middleton, James Newton, Ben Vardy, Edythe Wooley Director: Tom Brennan and Jesse Jones Music: Tom Crosely-Thorne Reviewer:David Jobson Welcome to the 1970s: the decade of the sexual revolution. Birth control was easily accessible, porn became mainstream, attitudes towards different sexualities were changing, and the ...

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Singin’ in the Rain – Salisbury Playhouse, Salisbury

Actor-Musician production of Singing' in the Rain directed by Elizabeth Newman

Music: Nacho Herb Brown. Lyrics:Arthur Freed, Book:Betty Comden and Adolpho Green Director:Elizabeth Newman Reviewer: Sharon MacDonald-Armitage There is always a mix of excitement and trepidation when a production ofSingin’ in the Rainis announced. Excitement at seeing one of Hollywood’s Golden Era musicals and trepidation in wonderingif the production will ensure the first few rows of audience members will get slightly ...

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Hedda Gabler – Salisbury Playhouse, Salisbury

Tesman and Loevborg with Hedda

Writer: Henrik Ibsen adapted by Brian Friel Director: Gareth Machin Reviewer: Sharon MacDonald-Armitage   Gareth Machin has a sure-fire hit on his hands with Salisbury Playhouse’s fabulous production of Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler. From the Nordic inspired set of the Tesman home with its floating lace curtains and translucent walls that give a hint of mystery, to the atmospheric lighting reflecting ...

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Deathtrap – Salisbury Playhouse, Salisbury

Man with hands held up while having gun pointed at him by another man

Writer: Ira Levin Director: Adam Penford Reviewer: Sharon MacDonald-Armitage   There is nothing more exciting than the anticipation of a good old-fashioned thriller and Deathtrap at Salisbury Playhouse lives up to expectations. The plot is surprisingly simple; slightly past his creative best Broadway playwright Sidney Bruhl (Kim Wall) has thoughts of murder in order to take credit for a first ...

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Cinderella – Playhouse, Salisbury

Prince Charming, Baroness and Dandini

Writer: Andrew Pollard Director: Ryan McBride Reviewer: Sharon MacDonald-Armitage Christmas festivities stormed into Salisbury Playhouse with an enormous pantomime bang as Cinderella opens to a full house of exuberant children and excited adults. Director Ryan McBride and writer Andrew Pollard have a sure fire hit on their hands with their adaptation of this pantomime stalwart. With an inventive set comprising ...

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Leaves on a Line – Salberg Studio, Salisbury

Writer: Dinos Aristidou Director Kirstie Davis Reviewer: Lloyd Perry   Unsure of what to expect with Forest Forge Theatre Company’s production of Leaves on a Line, it is even more puzzling when entering the auditorium and seeing on stage a live video camera with a small miniature model railway below it and a very simple and basic set depicting an ...

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