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15 May 2019

Tickets on general sale: Saturday 18 May

  • Alan Ayckbourn’s Relatively Speaking runs 5-28 September
  • Hugh Whitemore’s Breaking the Code runs 4-26 October

Wiltshire Creative today announces that it will transform Salisbury Playhouse for two productions performed in-the-round this autumn.

The Main House will be dramatically transformed, with seating on all sides of the stage, for Alan Ayckbourn’s sparkling comedy Relatively Speaking and Hugh Whitemore’s Breaking the Code about Enigma code-breaker Alan Turing.

Relatively Speaking was Ayckbourn’s first big West End hit and is set over a summer weekend with a dizzying series of family misunderstandings leading to chaotic comedy.

Breaking the Code tells the famous story of Bletchley Park genius Alan Turing, which was the inspiration for the Oscar-winning film The Imitation Game starring Benedict Cumberbatch.

Relatively Speaking runs from 5 to 28 September 2019, followed by Breaking the Code from 4 to 26 October.

Wiltshire Creative Artistic Director, Gareth Machin, said: “We’re really excited about transforming the Main House this autumn for two very different productions. With seating on all sides, audiences will be closer than ever to the action and it will make for some very special theatre experiences.”

Tickets go on general sale on Saturday 18 May.

Also now on sale is the premiere of Barney Norris’ adaptation of Lorca’s Blood Wedding, retold in present-day Wiltshire. The production will run from 6 to 22 February 2020.

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Notes to Editors:

Salisbury Playhouse is part of Wiltshire Creative, which incorporates Salisbury Playhouse, Salisbury Arts Centre and Salisbury International Arts Festival.