Dec 05, 2019 Robin Hood
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  REVIEW: Robin Hood – Salisbury Playhouse Review By: David Cradduck Images: The Other Richard Robin Hood, along with his band of merry men (and some women) has taken up residence in Sherwood Forest, aka the brilliant Salisbury Playhouse, for the festive period and beyond. It’s been a few years since I had the pleasure of […]

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Oct 15, 2019 Code
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  Review: ‘Breaking the Code’ – Salisbury Playhouse By Helena Gomm Images: Helen Murray The title of this play refers not only to Alan Turing’s success in cracking the supposedly unbreakable Enigma code, used by the Germans to send secret messages during World War II, but also to his refusal to conform to the social codes […]

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Sep 11, 2019 Relatively
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  REVIEW Relatively Speaking Helena Gomm reports from Salisbury Playhouse Images: Helen Murray Director Stephen Joseph, who in 1964 asked the young Alan Ayckbourn to write something to entertain holidaymakers in Scarborough when they returned from a day on the beach, must have sighed with relief when he saw the manuscript of Relatively Speaking (then […]

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Aug 13, 2019 Wizard
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  Review: The Wizard of Oz Helena Gomm follows the yellow brick road to Salisbury Playhouse. Images: Ash Mills Enthusiasm and energy were limitless in Wiltshire Creative’s production of The Wizard of Oz, which drew on the talents of Stage 65 Theatre Group and Jigsaw Youth Dance Company to assemble a cast of nearly 60 […]

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Jun 18, 2019 Rita
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  REVIEW: Educating Rita, Salisbury Playhouse Two worlds collide from the start in Willy Russell’s timeless two-hander Educating Rita when gobby Liverpudlian hairdresser Susan (now calling herself Rita) arrives for her first Open University tutorial. Her tutor is Frank, jaded professor, failed poet and successful alcoholic, whose cache of whisky is concealed behind the works of […]

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May 01, 2019 Remains
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  Review The Remains of the Day, Salisbury Playhouse Helena Gomm applauds a moving exploration of what might have been. The Remains of the Day, adapted for the stage by Barney Norris from Kazuo Ishiguro’s prize–winning novel is that rare thing, a story where what is not said is as important as what is, if not […]

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  Review Much Ado About Nothing, by William Shakespeare  Salisbury Playhouse In Northern Broadsides production of Much Ado About Nothing, the wartime setting is so well evoked by the opening rendition of ‘Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree with Anyone Else but Me’, as a group of Land Girls and farmworkers harvest apples in a […]

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Mar 02, 2019 Mirror
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  REVIEW: The Mirror Crack’d, Salisbury Playhouse By Helena Gomm Images: Helen Murray The problem with Agatha Christie is that her books have been adapted so many times for film and television that it is very hard not to know whodunnit right from the start – and not knowing is really the point. So it was […]

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Sep 13, 2018 Duet For One
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  Review: Duet For One, Salisbury Playhouse How do you go on living when the thing that gave your life most meaning is suddenly ripped away from you? This is the dilemma facing Stephanie Abrahams (Belinda Lang), a hugely successful violinist whose diagnosis of multiple sclerosis has robbed her not only of her career and […]

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Jun 06, 2018 Love on the Links
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  REVIEW: Love on the Links, Salisbury Playhouse “A joy to watch” – Helena Gomm sees Salisbury’s latest production score a hole in one. Love on the Links is a new play, devised by Jon Glover and Edward Taylor and based on the golfing books of P G Wodehouse – and what fun it is! […]

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