The Salisbury Playhouse has announced its 2015 Spring/Summer season.
Janie Dee (pictured right) and Clive Francis will lead the cast in 84 Charing Cross Road from 5th February to 28th February. The play centres on the 20-year friendship struck up when American Helene Hanff started writing to London bookseller Frank Doel.
The play premiered at Salisbury Playhouse in 1981 after being adapted for the stage by James Roose-Evans who returns to direct this Salisbury Playhouse production.
As election fever hots up, Salisbury Playhouse and Nottingham Playhouse present a timely production of Laura Wade’s darkly comical play Posh from 12th March to 4th April. Based on Oxford’s elite Bullingdon Club, which counts David Cameron and Boris Johnson among its former members, Posh features a group of toffish young men with drinking, ambition and revolution on their minds. Posh was adapted as the film Riot Club and has been critically acclaimed for its razor sharp portrayal of privilege and politics.
Predatory plant Audrey II bursts out of his pot and into Mushnik’s Flower Shop as Salisbury Playhouse presents Little Shop of Horrors from 23rd April to 16th May. This feel-good show, packed with rock n’ roll and Motown-style songs, is not your garden-variety musical but is full of boy meets girl, plant eats world entertainment.
This summer Salisbury Playhouse is collaborating with Salisbury Cathedral to mark the 800 year anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta. On 20th and 21st June, youth theatre members will be performing a new play at the cathedral as part of the commemorations.
A busy programme of innovative new plays, comedy, re-imaginings of classic tales, gripping drama and family shows will be presented in the Salberg this season including Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s Olivier Award-nominated Fleabag and the powerful black comedy Milked bySimon Longman. Salisbury Playhouse is also collaborating with The Roundhouse and Shoreditch Town Hall to present the non zero one production of mountaineering.
The popular celebration of theatre in the region Theatre Fest West returns from 30th March to 11th April.
The Spring/Summer season starts with an ingenious adaptation of Jerome K Jerome’s classic tale of boating misadventure Three Men in a Boat from 27th to 31st January. And Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense comes to Salisbury Playhouse from 19th to 23rd May.
Other visiting productions in the Main House include Talawa Theatre’s production of Arthur Miller’s powerful post-war drama All My Sons, Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory’s beautiful production of Romeo and Juliet and George Bernard Shaw’s controversial and revealing play Mrs Warren’s Profession.
Tickets for go on general sale from Friday 7th November 2014.