Wiltshire Creative are delighted to announce a socially-distanced season running between 19 January and 27 February 2021
Wiltshire Creative are delighted to offer a fantastic socially-distanced season of theatre, dance, music, comedy and live screenings, running between 19 January and 27 February 2021
To follow government guidelines for indoor performances and social distancing, the capacity of the main house will be reduced from 512 to 148, with audiences sitting in their household bubbles across the auditorium and some rows completely removed. Other measures adopted to ensure performances are safe for audiences, staff and performers include paperless ticketing, a one-way system, enhanced cleaning, mandatory face coverings, performances without intervals and advance ordering of refreshments. Wiltshire Creative is also following guidance from industry advisers, UK Theatre.
Theatre performances include the return of Living Spit’s Howard and Stu with their brand-new, monstrously-musical, Disney-defying version of a French classic - Living Spit’s Beauty and the Beast, Guy: The Musical, an award-winning modern-day rom-com musical, local singer and songwriter Louise Jordan with her incredible Florence: the lesser known life and legacy of Florence Nightingale and Lewis Doherty’s explosive show WOLF, in an hilarious adventure across a cyber-punk landscape.
Digital includes a Folio Theatre and Wiltshire Creative co-production of World Wide Wiltshire, three short films harnessing the creative power of the region to showcase the finest work inspired by the county performed by David Ellington, Pippa Haywood and former Stage 65 youth theatre member Iona Johnson.
Dance comes from Lîla Dance with The Hotel Experience, Levantes Dance Theatre return with The Band, a quirky and humorous production with striking visuals and a rousing soundtrack and Matthew Bourne’s Red Shoes filmed live at Sadler’s Wells Theatre London in January 2020.
Live music includes Soprano Elizabeth Llewellyn’s La Vita Italiana! which will give you a peek behind the curtain of the creative genius of Puccini and Verdi, Simon's Comedy Songbook with a unique and hilarious blend of comic songs and gossipy anecdotes from Simon Butteriss. We also see the of return of our Friday Nights at Salisbury Arts Centre and The Boulevards with a barnstorming set of feel good music guaranteed to thrill both young and old, and leave you rocking and rolling all the way home!
February half term sees the return of Morgan & West and their Fantastic Family Magic Spectacular!, a digital and physical circus-theatre experience for young children and their families in Play-Along Plink and Boo, two fantasy, animated comedy, family films Onwards and Abominable along with several workshops for the family at Salisbury Arts Centre.
Stand-up comedy comes from Shappi Khorsandi and we continue our incredible popular comedy Barnstormers nights with three local comedians.
Screenings include The Winter’s Tale filmed at The Globe in London, the award-winning film The Last Black Man in San Francisco directed by BSFC best new filmmaker winner, Joe Talbot, Radioactive an incredible true story based on the Nobel Prize-winners work that changed the world and the 2019 retelling of the classic story Little Women.
Wiltshire Creative will start the New Year with a double exhibition taking place at Salisbury Arts Centre. At the heart of both of the exhibitions is wide public engagement with the added bonus of Art in the Arches ever Saturday with an opportunity to view and buy work from local artists.
Regular pottery, Stage 65 youth theatre workshops will continue with the return of our Masterclasses.
Priority booking for Wiltshire Creative Members opens online on 10am 5 January, with General Booking from 10am 12 January.
We can't wait to see you!