Union revives 1950s summer classic Salad Days, Cast announced

18 Jul
Posted in: Theatre News
Author: Staff
Salad Days is revived at the Union

SALAD DAYS is the musical which inspired Cameron Mackintosh to become a theatre producer. This classic 1954 British musical receives a rare London outing next month at the Union Theatre. And we've got cast details here...

SALAD DAYS, in a new production by Bryan Hodgson, gets a limited season at London's Union Theatre, running from 19 August to 9 September 2017 only.

SALAD DAYS - with book and lyrics by Dorothy Reynolds and Julian Slade and music by Julian Slade - is the delightful story of recent graduates Timothy and Jane in the midst of a sunny summer in 1954. Glum with their overbearing and pushy parents to ‘find themselves something to do’, Timothy and Jane take on a job looking after a piano in a park. Little are they prepared to deal with the magic that follows, getting them into all kinds of musical trouble and choreographic hilarity. Madness ensues!

Julian Slade and Dorothy Reynolds’ timeless musical is a romp of polite naughtiness and saucy encounters, that endeavours to put a smile on your face and a tap in your toes. Its score features songs such as ‘We Said We Wouldn’t Look Back’, ‘Look At Me, I’m Dancing’, and ‘We’re Looking For A Piano’.

In the new production, Laurie Denman and Lowri Hamer are Timothy and Jane, in a cast that also features Darrie Gardner, Francesca Pim, Jacob Seickell, Lewis McBean, Maeve Byrne and Stephen Patrick. The production is choreographed by Joanne McShane.

At the Union Theatre, special front row ‘PICNIC’ seats will be available at strictly limited availability. ‘PICNIC’ seats will be sat on the floor with cushions and blankets, and will have the experience of feeling part of the park setting of the story. Sounds fun!