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Theatre Fest West returns for a seventh year

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23 January 2018

Theatre Fest West returns from 9 to 24 February for a seventh year celebrating theatre across the South West. Salisbury Playhouse and Salisbury Arts Centre will once again join forces with The Pound Arts Centre, Corsham and Town Hall Arts, Trowbridge to present some of the most interesting companies from across the region.

Companies taking part in Theatre Fest West at Salisbury Playhouse this year include Exeter’s Scratchworks Theatre with Great Train Robbery (22 February), Dorset’s Stuff and Nonsense with The Gingerbread Man (13 and 14 February) and Bristol’s Theatre Ad Infinitum with No Kids (9 February).

There are theatre productions for young audiences at Salisbury Playhouse including The Gingerbread Man from Stuff and Nonsense which mixes live action with puppetry and music and Journey to the Impossible from Little Soldier (15 February) which is a coming-of-age quest featuring songs, cinematic storytelling and hip-hop dance.

Companies taking part in Theatre Fest West at Salisbury Arts Centre this year include Narhwal Ensemble with Whey Down South (14 February), INKBLOC Ensemble with Lego Beach (16 February) and Lady Strong’s Bonfire with Mummy Monster (23 February).

Productions taking place at partner venues include George and the Flight of the Imaginees from Brave Bold Drama (14 February at The Pound, Corsham) and Points of Echo from bgroup and Rural Arts Wiltshire (16 February, Town Hall Arts, Trowbridge).

The Festival opens with the South West Theatre Symposium at Salisbury Playhouse on Friday 9 February which will see Salisbury Playhouse come together with Theatre Bristol, Take Art and Activate along with a host of artists and industry professionals from across the South West to celebrate theatre-making in the region.

The full programme of events is available here.

Theatre Fest West is generously supported by Frank and Elizabeth Brenan.

Tickets are on sale now. For Salisbury Playhouse visit www.salisburyplayhouse.com or call 01722 320333. For Salisbury Arts Centre visit www.salisburyartscentre.co.uk or call 01722 321744. For Pound Arts visit www.poundarts.org.uk or call 01249 701628. For Town Hall Arts, Trowbridge visit www.townhallarts.co.uk or call 01225 774306.


For press enquiries please contact Lucy Rouse, PR & Communications Officer, on 01722 345153 or press@salisburyplayhouse.com.

Notes to Editors:

Salisbury Playhouse is an arts and educational charity and one of Britain’s leading producing theatres, with a national reputation for home-grown work of the highest quality that attracts audiences from across Wiltshire, Hampshire, Dorset and beyond.