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Salad Days returns to Riverside Studios for Christmas

Tête à Tête's immersive production of Salad Days is returning to Riverside Studios this Christmas for the third year running.

The show, which invites audience members to sit at cafe tables and get involved with the action, runs this time round from 20 December 2012 to 2 March 2013.

Salad Days was devised in 1954 for the Bristol Old Vic during a tight financial squeeze, later transferring to London and becoming one of the West End's longest running musicals.

Directed by Tête à Tête founder and artistic director Bill Bankes-Jones, the show features a number of comic set pieces and songs such as "Oh Look at Me, I'm Dancing", "It's Easy to Sing" and "We're Looking for a Piano".

Set in an optimistic and often absurd 1954, Salad Days tells the story of Timothy and Jane, two recent university graduates. Timothy's family send him off to meet a series of influential and increasingly eccentric uncles with the hope of him finding a job, whilst Jane's mother lines up a series of eligible but dull potential husbands.

The tie the couple formed at university is so strong that they arrange to marry secretly, and at the same time meet a tramp with a magic piano that makes everyone dance whenever it's played.

The cast includes Luke Alexander, Lee Boggess, Charlie Cameron, Richard Kent, Nicholas Collier, Matthew Hawksworth, Mark Inscoe, Kathryn Martin, Leo Miles, Tom Millen, Katie Moore, Gemma Page, Ellie Robertson, Tanya Stephens, Tony Timberlake and Josephine Warren.


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