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The Salisbury Playhouse The Group visits The Salisbury Playhouse
The Group Co-ordinator is Sheila Herring (Frome 471797)

The Theatre Group attends THURSDAY MATINEES at the Salisbury Playhouse. These always start at 2.15pm. Subject to a minimum of 20 tickets ordered, the price is £14.50 per ticket. Otherwise it is £17.00 per ticket. A firm booking, with payment, is required two months in advance of each performance. Cheques are preferred and should be made payable to 'Sheila Herring.' It is possible to obtain a credit provided a minimum of two days' notice of a cancellation is given.

If transport is a problem, it is usually possible to find a driver with a spare seat. Most people drive to the 'Park and Ride' and take the bus either directly to the theatre (alight at the bridge) or into the town centre. There is no charge for the 'Park and Ride' if you have a bus pass. Sheila will be seated in the theatre foyer prior to each performance to hand out tickets. The bus stop to return to the 'Park and Ride' is a few yards to the left of the zebra crossing on the main road.


Seats have been reserved and bookings have been made for the following productions:


Murder by Alan Bennett
THE HABIT OF ART

Thursday 20th September


In The Habit of Art, Bennett gives us a play about a meeting between the poet W H Auden and the composer Benjamin Britten. Exploring friendship, rivalry and heartache, this multi-layered masterpiece examines the joy, pain and emotional cost of creativity.


Abigail by Mike Leigh
ABIGAIL'S PARTY

Thursday 15th November


Made famous by the BBC Play for Today starring Alison Steadman, Abigail’s Party is an hilarious masterpiece of situation comedy. Beverly and husband Laurence are entertaining their newlywed neighbours. Joining them is twitchy divorcee Sue, banished from the party of her teenage daughter, Abigail. Over a stack of cheesy-pineapple sticks, small talk and splashes of alcohol, the appalling hosts’ soiree soon descends into chaos. As the sniping begins, this delicious comedy cracks open social climbing suburbia to savagely funny effect.


Mirror by Agatha Christie
THE MIRROR CRACKED

Thursday 21st February


Times are changing. Girls are wearing trousers and Hollywood has come to a sleepy English village in the shape of a beautiful film star. Miss Marple begins to question her place in the world until a mysterious death calls into question the past of all those present. Everyone's version of events is different. Can Miss Marple unravel the tangle of lies? This thrilling new play, based on Agatha Christie's novel, explores how we all colour our own memories, our own truths, to disguise the darkness that lies within. In this rich, psychological drama, everyone has a secret…


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