Echo's End

By Barney Norris A Salisbury Playhouse World Premiere Production
29 March - 15 April 2017 Salisbury Playhouse Main House
Echo's End


​​​Wednesday 29 March – Saturday 15 April

Please note that there is no performance on Good Friday


"Has an emotional pull that confirms Norris as a writer to watch" - ★★★★ The Guardian

"Beautifully observed and performed" - The FTR

"Gorgeous. Compellingly articulate" - ★★★★ The Stage

"Beautiful, deeply moving" - Valley News

"Will lodge in the memory when flashier plays have faded into oblivion" - The Guardian



Poignant, dramatic and beautifully designed, this is a story that will stay with you forever.

Wiltshire. 1915.  As the shadow of war falls over the Wiltshire landscape, a young couple finds itself caught up in the turmoil of troubled times.

For generations, John and Anna’s families have made a living by working the land. Growing up in back-to-back cottages, everyone expects them to marry. Now, however, with nearly half a million young soldiers pouring into the county, the world seems so much bigger than they had ever imagined and the future feels far from certain.

Set in a village on the edge of Salisbury Plain, Echo’s End is a story about two Wiltshire families and the seismic changes which altered their lives and the identity of their county forever.

Award-winning playwright and novelist Barney Norris has been heralded as ‘one of our most exciting young writers’ (The Times). His debut novel Five Rivers Met on a Wooded Plain became a Times bestseller. Don't miss this opportunity to see his brand new play on the Main Stage at Salisbury Playhouse.

This production is supported by Frank and Elizabeth Brenan

Recently, the Echo’s End cast, along with the director and stage management team, headed up to Salisbury Plain to visit the area where the play is set. Oliver Hembrough, who plays Jack Howard, tells us a little more about their visit. Click here to read the blog..


Booking Details

Wednesday 29 March - Saturday 15 April

Mon – Sat evenings at 7.30pm
Thu & Sat matinees at 2.15pm (from 6 April)
No performances on Good Friday (14 April)

Post Show Talk Tuesday 11 April

Running time: 2 hours and 5 minutes including one interval

Tickets: £25.00 - £9.50
Concessions available

Access Performances

BSL Signed Performance Tuesday 11 April at 7.30pm

Captioned Performance Wednesday 12 April at 7.30pm

Audio Description and Touch Tour Thursday 13 April at 2.15pm & 7.30pm Touch Tours are free and take place 90 minutes before the performance starts, to book your place on a touch tour call the ticket office on 01722 320 333.

Meet the cast of Echo's End...

Cast & Creatives

Director Alice Hamilton

Designer Tom Rogers

Lighting Designer Howard Hudson

Sound Designer and Composer Helen Skiera

The cast of ECHO'S END

Further Information