A Salisbury Playhouse Production in the Main House
by Alan Ayckbourn
8 September - 8 October 2011
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MUST END 8 OCTOBER - A FEW SEATS REMAINING
For this brand-new production of Alan Ayckbourn's hilarious and bittersweet play, the auditorium of the Playhouse has been re-configured, and the stage filled with a huge water tank – and a 20ft river boat!
Keith and his business partner, Alistair, hire a boat to take their wives, June and Emma, on a river holiday together. What could be nicer?
And indeed all is idyllic – except that Alistair and Emma know nothing about sailing, and Keith and June are having marital difficulties. Plus, daily visits from Keith’s secretary Mrs Hatfield bring worrying updates on the ever-worsening situation at his factory, where the work-force is threatening to go on strike.
And then Vince, a suave and experienced boating expert, comes onboard, trailed by his friend Fleur, and the stage is set for a nautical farce – or should that be a spot of piracy?
Enjoy Dinner at the Playhouse
Delicious pre-show dinners are served in the Playhouse Restaurant on show days. See here for more details and call the Box Office on 01722 320 333 to book your table.
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Please note: the auditorium will be re-configured for this production, with tiered seating on both sides of the performance area. View the seating plan here.
Mon-Wed evenings: 7.30pm; Thur-Sat evenings: 8pm
Matinees on Thursdays and Saturdays: 2.30pm
BSL interpreted performance
Wednesday 5 October, 7.30pm
Audio Description & Touch Tour
Thursday 6 October, 2.30pm & 8pm
£12 - £21
Tours and Talks
Saturday 17 September, 11am
Thursday 29 September, 11.30am
Talk Out: Post Show Discussion
Tuesday 4 October
Discounts and Concessions
Supersaver – Save up to £35!
Book for at least three productions in the Main House at the same time and pay just £14 per ticket for best available seats (available Tuesday to Saturday evenings) Please call Box Office to Book on 01722 320 333.
£2 off full-price tickets (Available Tuesday – Saturday Evenings)
Under 25s, NUS cardholders, disabled, Jobseekers Allowance, income support, Wiltshire Passport, Equity members
£10 at all performances (Proof of status required)
School groups & youth organisations
£8.50 at all performances
Groups of 12+ £3 off full price
Groups of 40+ £4 off full price
The small print
Only one discount or concession per ticket.
Subject to availability.
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"Superlative... viciously entertaining. Highly recommended"
"Brilliant comic moments are juggled with truly sinister twists"
"Very funny, with dry asides and classic Ayckbourn wit"
"It's not often you enter a theatre and then cross a bridge over a river to get to your seat!"
Southern Daily Echo
"An excellent production"
British Theatre Guide
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- Cate Hamer and the cast of Way Upstream. Photo by Robert Workman
- David Hounslow as Keith. Photo by Robert Workman
- Daniel Crowder and Sally Scott. Photo by Robert Workman
- Georgina White and Daniel Crowder. Photo by Robert Workman
- L-R: Daniel Crowder, David Hounslow, and Cate Hamer. Photo by Robert Workman
- L-R: Sally Scott and Suzy Aitchison. Photo by Robert Workman
- L-R: Sally Scott, Cate Hamer, and Daniel Crowder. Photo by Robert Workman
- Richard Trinder and the cast of Way Upstream. Photo by Robert Workman
- Richard Trinder as Vince. Photo by Robert Workman
- The cast of Way Upstream. Photo by Robert Workman