Salad Days on UK tour
Tuesday 24 July 2018
Musicals - Shows - Tours
Regan de Wynter Williams Productions will be touring the musical Salad Days, starring Wendi Peters and directed by Bryan Hodgson, from early September.
Francesca Pimm (Helouise), Wendi Peters (Lady Raeburn) and Ashlee Young (Manicurist) - photo by Mark Senior
First performed at the Theatre Royal, Bristol, in June 1954, Salad Days had its initial West End run at the Vaudeville Theatre where it ran for 2,283 performances, becoming the longest running show of its time.
'Salad Days' is a phrase first coined in Shakespeare's Anthony and Cleopatra, and referring to youth.
The musical tells the light-hearted tale of recent graduates Timothy and Jane.
Unhappy with their pushy parents, they decide to get jobs and 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.
Having charmed audiences around the world with their award-winning Pirates of Penzance, H.M.S. Pinafore and The Mikado, Regan De Wynter Williams returns with one of Britain's best-loved and sunniest musicals with TV and West End star Wendi Peters (Coronation Street, ITV; Hetty Feather, BBC; White Christmas, Dominion Theatre).
The show will be touring around the UK from this coming September (see below for dates and venues).
In the London area, the show will be stopping off at the Richmond Theatre from 10 to 15 September.
Director Bryan Hodgson commented ...
"I am thrilled to be able to stage Salad Days again this autumn - it serves as one of the greatest romps in musical theatre history, and really brings us a timeless sense of enjoyment and nonsense, which is always welcome in counteracting the sometimes overwhelming seriousness of today.
With the fabulous Wendi Peters joining the cast too, it will simply be a fun and delightful evening out, and I cannot wait to get the magic piano and spaceship ready for its latest trip around the charming British countryside!
Lady Raeburn/Aunt Prue - Wendi Peters
Timothy - Mark Anderson
Jane - Jessica Croll
Nigel - James Gulliford
Fiona - Francesca Pim
Rowena - Megan Armstrong
Timothy's Father/Uncle Clam/Williams - Jon Osbaldeston
Inspector/Manager/Zed - Jay Worthy
Asphyxia - Maeve Byrne
Inspector Boot - Nathan Elwick
Ambrose/Tom/Fosdyke - Lewis McBean
Troppo - Callum Evans
Marguerite - Ashlee Young
Timothy's Mother - Valerie Cutko
Tramp/Onstage MD - Dan Smith
Swing - Victoria Nicol
Swing - Bradley Judge
Author: Dorothy Reynolds and Julian Slade
Composer: Julian Slade
Lyricist: Dorothy Reynolds and Julian Slade
Director: Bryan Hodgson
Designer: Mike Lees
Musical direction: Elliot Styche
Choreography: Joanne McShane
Lighting: Tim Deiling
Sound: Tony Gayle Audio
5th - 8th September - Theatre Royal, Brighton
10th - 15th September - Richmond Theatre
19th - 22nd September - Belgrade Theatre, Coventry
25th - 29th September - The Lowry, Salford
2nd - 6th October - Malvern Theatres, Malvern
8th - 13th October - Theatre Royal Winchester
16th - 18th October - Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield
22nd - 27th October - Salisbury Playhouse, Salisbury
29th October - 3rd November - Nothcott Theatre, Exeter
6th - 10th November - Bridlington Spa, Bridlington
15th - 17th November - Yvonne Arnaud, Guildford