Thursday 6 – Saturday 22 February 2020 at 7.30pm
Thursday and Saturday matinees at 2.15pm
A Wiltshire village, today. Rob and his fiancée Georgie are checking out the village hall for their wedding reception, but Rob’s mum wonders if they're rushing into things. Just as they begin to talk her round, a figure from Georgie’s past appears and threatens to shatter their plans. Very soon, Georgie is questioning who really is the love of her life.
Barney Norris’ explosive retelling of Lorca’s classic tragedy sets the action firmly in a modern day Wiltshire community that’s rocked by revelations and gossip. His previous plays include Echo’s End and The Remains of the Day at Salisbury Playhouse.
A brilliant cast includes Jeff Rawle (The Durrells, Hollyoaks and Drop the Dead Donkey) and Teresa Banham (Mrs Wilson in The Crown, Netflix), joined by Wiltshire Creative Stage 65 Youth Theatre alumnus Reece Evans (Peer Gynt, Salisbury Playhouse).
The cast also includes Lily Nichol (Maydays, RSC), Emmet Byrne (Misfits, Dublin Theatre Festival) and Eleanor Henderson (The New Romantic, Vault Festival).
"Has an emotional pull that confirms Norris as a writer to watch" The Guardian on Echo's End (2017)
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Recommended age 14+ (contains some strong language)
Up in Arms are supported by Frank and Elizabeth Brenan
Generously supported by Wiltshire Creative's Commissioning Circle.
27 January - 28 March
Don't miss Cornwall-based artist Nicola Bealing's exhibition Three Acts and Seven Scenes, a response to Lorca's Blood Wedding at Salisbury Arts Centre.
Tickets £30 - £13
Members 10% discount: first 5 nights
Post Show Talk Tuesday 18 February
Captioned performance Wednesday 19 February 2020 at 7.30pm
(speech is relayed live onto a screen, similar to television subtitles and ideal for those who may find it difficult hearing every word)
Audio Description & Touch Tour Thursday 20 February at 2.15pm & 7.30pm
(a live narrator describes the action on stage between the dialogue, via headphones)
Touch Tours (accompanying audio described performances, designed for blind or partially sighted audience members) the touch tours will start 90 minutes before the performance time.
British Sign Language performance Friday 21 February at 7.30pm
(an interpreter stands at the side of the stage)
Cast & Creatives
Adapted by Barney Norris
Director Alice Hamilton
Designer James Perkins
Lighting Designer Johanna Town
Sound & Music Harry Blake
Assistant Director Ben Prusiner
Playwriting with Barney Norris
A unique opportunity for local writers to engage with professional playwright Barney Norris.
Setting up a Company with Barney Norris and Alice Hamilton
If you are an emerging company, or intrigued by the process, join Barney Norris and Alice Hamilton who will discuss setting up and running their theatre company, Up In Arms.
Developing a Play with Barney Norris
From research, to dialogue, to character profiles, Barney Norris will share his process when developing a play.
Tickets and times
Thursday 6th February7:30pmMembers Discount Night
Friday 7th February7:30pmMembers Discount Night
Saturday 8th February7:30pmMembers Discount Night
Monday 10th February7:30pmMembers Discount Night
Tuesday 11th February7:30pmMembers Discount Night
Wednesday 12th February7:30pm
Thursday 13th February2:15pm
Thursday 13th February7:30pm
Friday 14th February7:30pm
Saturday 15th February2:15pm
Saturday 15th February7:30pm
Monday 17th February7:30pm
Tuesday 18th February7:30pmPost Show Talk
Wednesday 19th February7:30pmCaptioned Performance
Thursday 20th February2:15pmAudio Described with Touch Tour
Thursday 20th February7:30pmAudio Described with Touch Tour
Friday 21st February7:30pmBSL Signed Performance
Saturday 22nd February2:15pm
Saturday 22nd February7:30pm