"Salad Days" by Dorothy Reynolds and Julian Slade (25-29 June 2019)
About the Show
This June the longest running musical of the 1950s, ‘Salad Days’, steps into the open air as part of St Michael’s Players 70th Anniversary celebrations.
The show follows a young couple fresh from university, seeking to find their place in life and work. They encounter a colourful array of characters, including a mysterious tramp who loans them a magical piano which, when played, makes anyone in the vicinity spontaneously dance! Further exploits ensue in an Egyptian themed nightclub and aboard a flying saucer. All the while the dour Minister of Pleasures and Pastimes seeks to put an end to all this gleeful enjoyment.
A fun, frivolous musical certain to fill you with the joys of youth.
Should there be light rain the show will go ahead as planned
Should conditions prevent us performing outside (heavy rain, lightning, strong winds) the production will be moved inside St Paul’s Church.
Refunds apply in the event of the production being cancelled.
WHAT TIME SHOULD I ARRIVE?
The audience can arrive as of 7.00pm. The show starts promptly at 7.45pm.
IS THERE AN AGE RESTRICTION TO THIS SHOW?
The production is suitable for all ages.
HOW LONG IS THE SHOW?
The running time of the show is approximately two and a half hours including an interval.
IS THERE AN INTERVAL?
There will be an interval of 15 minutes between Act 1 and Act 2.
WILL IT BE COLD?
We recommend bringing warm clothing and blankets as the weather will cool down throughout the evening.
WILL I BE THIRSTY OR HUNGRY?
Not at all. There's a bar and food available.
There will be a main bar plus a BBQ. Both will be open from 7.00pm and during the interval each night.
Please note that due to licensing restrictions, only alcohol and food purchased on site can be consumed.
WHAT IS THE SEATING
Seating is individual chairs on a tiered structure and is accessed via steps. Bringing a cushion would be a good idea.
IS THE VENUE ACCESSIBLE FOR PEOPLE WITH LIMITED MOBILITY?
Yes, however we do ask that anyone with mobility issues advises us after they book.
CAN I BOOK SEATING?
Yes - Seating is allocated during the booking process.
DO YOU RUN A WAITING-LIST?
We do. And there may be spaces available at the last minute. We suggest that if you are interested in joining a queue for returns, you arrive 15 minutes before the show starts. We cannot guarantee that spaces will become available.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I ARRIVE LATE TO THE SHOW?
If you arrive late the front of house team will assist in seating you at an appropriate time.
WHERE CAN I PARK?
Free parking is available on Grove Park Road and neighbouring streets. Please note that parking is limited and so we advise arriving as early as possible.
HOW DO I GET TO THE VENUE? St Paul’s Church (56-62 Grove Park Rd, Chiswick, W4 3SD)
Via Train –Chiswick Station 5/10-minute walk to the venue
Via Tube - Gunnersbury Station (District Line) 15 minute walk to the venue
Via Bus – 272 & E3
Via Car – free parking is available on Grove Park Road/neighbouring streets
CAN I TAKE PHOTOGRAPHS?
We are happy for you to take pictures before the show begins and during curtain call.
However, please note that it is strictly forbidden to take pictures or video of the action on stage when the show begins.
CAN I SMOKE?
Smoking is not permitted within the seating structure.
Jane (Sarah Bradley)
Timothy (Michael Hill)
The Tramp (George Atkinson)
Timothy’s Mother (Jo Harry)
Timothy’s Father (Adrian Ellis)
Aunt Prue (Sue Darrieulat)
Lady Raeburn (Cressida Strauss)
PC. Boot (Peter Price)
Rowena (Anny Austin-Smith)
Troppo (Utku Er)
Sir Clamsby Williams (Alastair Dewar)
Inspector (Christine Neyman)
Nigel (Michael Cook)
Fiona (Misty Hammond)
Manager (Utku Er)
Augustine Williams (Rodger Hayward Smith)
Asphynxia (Emilia Lederleitnerová)
Fosdyke (Michael Cook)
Uncle Zed (Adrian Ellis)
Electrode (Pihu Dubé)
Ambrose (David Burles)
Anthea (Emilia Lederleitnerová)
Marguerite (Pihu Dubé)
Slave (Amelia Barker)
Waitress (Shiela Churchill)
Tom Smith (Alastair Dewar)
The Nun (Christine Lee)
Heloise (Christine Lee)
Beauty Shop Assistant (Amelia Barker)
Manicurist (Pihu Dubé)
Butterfly Catcher (Sue Darrieulat)
Artist (Sheila Churchill)
Sunbather (Anny Austin-Smith)
Tennis Player (Pihu Dubé)
Pressman (Cressida Strauss)
Nurse (Jo Harry)
Theatregoers (Sue Darrieulat, Sheila Churchill, Christine Lee & Amelia Barker)
Press Ladies (Sue Darrieulat & Jo Harry)
Ladies (Sheila Churchill, Christine Lee & Amelia Barker)
Well Dressed Lady (Pihu Dubé)
Well Dressed Lady In 'Out Of Breath' (Christine Lee)
Well Dressed Man In 'Out Of Breath' (Alastair Dewar)
Arms Dancers (Anny Austin-Smith & Peter Price)
Director (Marc Pearce)
Producer/Publicity (Fleur De Henrie Pearce)
Musical Director (Simon Douglas Lane)
Lighting Designer (Martin Walton)
Sound Designer (Martin Spriggs)
Lighting/Sound Operator (Joanna Field)
Sound Engineers (Ian Trowbridge and Andy Murray)
Costume Designer (Jane Atkinson)
Costume Assistant (Maddy Hazard)
Production Designer (Francesca Stone)
Props (Claire Richmond)
Stage Manager (Jane Atkinson)
Assistant Stage Managers (Bryony Wilman & Arabella Burles)
Stage Crew (Stuart Campbell)