Artistic Director, Gareth Machin and Executive Director Sebastian Warrack today announces Wiltshire Creative’s 2023 spring/summer programme.
Alan Ayckbourn’s How the Other Half Loves kickstarts Salisbury Playhouse’s season, inviting audiences into a world of dysfunctional marriages, domestic drama and infidelity. Gareth Machin directs one of Ayckbourn’s best loved plays, set in the 1970s – his follow up to Relatively Speaking, which previously staged at Salisbury Playhouse in 2019.
On 14 and 15 March Kenny Wax Ltd and Stage Presence will present the Mischief production of Mind Mangler. For two nights only, from the team who brought Good Luck, Studio to the Playhouse in 2022, the Mind Mangler’s solo spectacular is predicted to spiral into chaos as he attempts to read minds…
Following this the company will co-produce Noel Coward’s Brief Encounter, with New Wolsey Theatre in association with Yvonne Arnaud Theatre – a dazzling adaptation of this renowned love story by Emma Rice.
Salisbury Arts Centre also brings a varied line up, featuring music, cabaret, and comedy. In January Moscow Drug Club will bring elements of Berlin Cabaret, Latin Tinge, French musette and storytelling for one night only. Following this, Sarah Louise Young and co-creator Russell Lucas pay glorious homage to the music, fans, and mythology of one of the most influential voices in British music in An Evening Without Kate Bush. Britain’s Got Talent’s The Noise Next Door will invite the audience to an evening of music and improv about your hometown.
Finally, Wiltshire Creative will present The Tempest in Churchill Gardens. Residents are invited to take part in this fantastic outdoor theatrical event – in either a backstage capacity or, for those interested, there is a chance to perform alongside the professional cast too.
Artistic Director of Wiltshire Creative Gareth Machin said today: “I am thrilled to announce Wiltshire Creatives upcoming 2023 season. We are really looking forward to these superb productions at the Playhouse and co-producing with New Wolsey Theatre for Brief Encounter. Our programme at the Art Centre is a varied array of one-to-two-night special events from improv to Cabaret to Kate Bush. Finally, I am so excited to announce our outdoor production of The Tempest and would encourage all residents to get involved.”