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Salisbury Playhouse announces autumn/winter 2016-17 season

16 May 2016

The autumn/winter season opens with Gwen Taylor and Daragh O’Malley leading the cast in Emlyn Williams’s psychological thriller Night Must Fall, a co-production between Salisbury Playhouse and Original Theatre Company (Three Men in a Boat, Birdsong and Torben Betts’s Invincible). Directed by Luke Sheppard, who has recently directed the Olivier Award-winning In the Heights, Night Must Fall runs in the Main House at Salisbury Playhouse from Tuesday 6 to Saturday 24 September before embarking on a national tour. Gwen Taylor is best known for her television appearances in Heartbeat, Barbara, Duty Free and A Bit of a Do. Daragh O’Malley is known for playing Patrick Harper in Sharpe.  

Salisbury Playhouse and Bristol-based Living Spit will produce a new comedy adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein which runs in the Main House from Thursday 20 October to Saturday 5 November 2016. Frankenstein is written and performed by Living Spit’s Howard Coggins and Stu McLoughlin who have developed a strong following for hilarious musical adaptations of historical and literary works.

Following a sell-out run at Salisbury Playhouse in 2014, Broadchurch-creator Chris Chibnall’s Worst Wedding Ever returns in a co-production between Salisbury Playhouse, New Wolsey Ipswich and Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch. Once again directed by Salisbury Playhouse’s Artistic Director, Gareth Machin, Worst Wedding Ever runs in the Main House at Salisbury Playhouse from Thursday 2 to Saturday 25 February 2017 before playing in Ipswich and Hornchurch.

A new musical adaptation of The Night Before Christmas created by Gareth Machin and Glyn Kerslake for the very young and their families runs in The Salberg (Monday 5 to Saturday 31 December). This will be performed in repertory over the Christmas period with A Little Bit of What You Fancy (Tuesday 20 December to Saturday 21 January), a newly devised celebration of Victorian entertainment including songs, sketches and melodrama.

There is a wide range of touring productions, including Ian Hislop’s The Wipers Times, English Touring Theatre’s Lady Chatterley’s Lover and Edward Fox as John Betjeman in Sand in the Sandwiches.

Public booking opens on Friday 20 May 2016. For tickets or more information please contact the Ticket Office on 01722 320333 or visit the What's On section of the website.