With The Tempest about to open this year’s Salisbury International Arts Festival, Wiltshire Creative today announces full programming for their Autumn 2023 season.
This season sees the company increase its work as a producing theatre, with three in house productions on the Salisbury Playhouse Main Stage. Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense, a co-production with Octagon Theatre Bolton, opens the autumn season on 1 September; with The Girl on the Train – the thriller based on the bestselling novel by Paula Hawkins and Dream Work’s film running from 19 October – 11 November. The season culminates with Dick Whittington, which runs from 25 November 2023 – 7 January 2024. Following the success of last year’s production of Cinderella, which included a UK Pantomime Award for Jasmine Triadi, writing trio Plested, Brown & Wilsher return with another pantomime for the festive season.
Other highlights of the season include:
- Original Theatre and Trafalgar Entertainment’s production of Torben Betts’ new thriller Murder in the Dark, directed by Phillip Franks and starring Tom Chambers tours to Salisbury Playhouse 2-8 October.
- Following his critically acclaimed Netflix special, Phil Wang returns to Salisbury Playhouse with Phil Wang: Wang in there, Baby on 29 September
- A full and varied season at Salisbury Arts Centre includes comedy with Fiona Allen: On the Run on 13 October and Chris McCausland on 19 and 20 October; music, including folk duo Sound of the Sirens on 7 October and Laurence Knight: The Bowie Experience on 10 November and a new magic show directed by the late Paul Daniels, The Greatest Magician: An Evening of Wonders on 11 November.
Artistic Director of Wiltshire Creative, Gareth Machin said today, “We are delighted to be offering aur audiences in Salisbury three fantastic productions made in the city. We are proud of the reputation we have for the quality of our home-produced work and the brilliant team here at Wiltshire Creative, who make it all happen. This autumn our theatre will be full of suspense, laughter, and spectacle – come and enjoy!”