"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.
"Wonderful play. Such strong singing voices and dancing. I had a great time" Cheryl B
Jane (Sarah Bradley)
Timothy (Michael Hill)
The Tramp (George Atkinson)
Timothy’s Mother, Nurse, Press (Jo Harry)
Timothy’s Father & Uncle Zed (Adrian Ellis)
Aunt Prue, Butterfly Catcher, Theatregoer, Press (Sue Darrieulat)
Lady Raeburn & Press (Cressida Strauss)
Heloise, The Nun, Lady (Christine Lee)
Beauty Shop Assistant, Asphynxia, Anthea & Lady (Emilia Lederleitnerová)
Manicurist, Tennis Player, Lady, Marguerite & Electrode (Pihu Dubé)
P.C. Boot & Arms Dancer (Peter Price)
Rowena, Sunbather & Arms Dancer (Anny Austin-Smith)
Troppo & The Manager (Utku Er)
Artist, Theatregoer, Lady, Slave, Waitress (Sheila Churchill)
Fosdyke, Nigel (Michael Cook)
Sir Clamsby Williams, Tom Smith & Well-Dressed Man (Alastair Dewar)
Inspector (Christine Neyman)
Belly Dancer (Hulya Kiraz Er)
Fiona (Misty Hammond)
Augustine Williams (Rodger Hayward Smith)
Ambrose (David Burles)
Musical Director (Simon Douglas Lane)
Percussion (Nick Handel)
Upright Double Bass (James Royan)
Director (Marc Pearce)
Producer (Fleur De Henrie Pearce)
Lighting Designer (Martin Walton)
Sound Designer (Martin Spriggs)
Sound Engineer (Ian Trowbridge)
Sound Assistants (Joanna Field & Andy Murray)
Choreography (Amanda Harker)
Additional Choreography (Paul Tomkinson)
Production Designer (Francesca Stone)
Costume Design & Stage Management (Jane Atkinson & Bryony Wilman)
Props Supervisor (Claire Richmond)
Props Assistant (Chris Pease)
Make-Up & Hair (Teena Heer)
‘Electrode’ Prosthetics, Make-Up & Hair Assistant (Rosie Copping)
Assistant Stage Managers (Arabella Burles & Madeleine Hazard)
Rigging & Follow Spot Operators (Stuart Campbell & Andrew Hale)
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.