Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Salad Days: one week to go!

Nicole Santelmannm Tim Sell and John Epton rehearsing 'Hush Hush'
Only one week to go until we open at the Queen Mother Theatre!

Salad Days is filled with humour and memorable characters, all affected by 'Minnie' the piano 'that makes you dance'. Julian Slade and Dorothy Reynolds wrote Salad Days as a summer musical for the Bristol Old Vic's resident company. It opened in June 1954 at the Theatre Royal, Bristol, and proved so popular it moved to the Vaudeville Theatre, London, where it run for over 5 years. At the time it was the longest running musical in the history of the British Theatre. Containing all the optimism of the 50’s, the show bubbles with fun, song and dance and quick-fire humour.

Dianna Moylan and Tim Sell as Troppo and Timothy
If you've never seen Salad Days here is a brief outline of the plot to whet your appetite:
Jane and Timothy are friends who meet up after graduation to plan their lives. Not sure what to do next and also not sure if they are actually in love, but hopeful that they will be, they decide to get married in secret. Jane’s parents are desperate for her to marry someone suitable and Timothy’s parents want him to ask each of his four influential uncles for a job. But Jane and Timothy decide that having solved the marriage question, Timothy should solve the job one by taking the first offer to come along. Fate can’t resist an opportunity and a passing tramp offers them £7 a week to look after his piano for a month while he has a holiday, but the piano has a secret - when it is played it gives everyone within earshot an irresistible desire to dance!
Andrew Hodges as the Inspector and Barny Shergold as PC Boot
To be sure of your seats, there are several ways to book:
  • direct from PBGS by ringing 07946 264886. Please also ring this number for group discounts and special seating requirements
  • You can also email an order through this website by clicking on the Order Tickets link:

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