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An Aria Entertainment, Hope Mill Theatre and Ray Rackham Theatricals Production
21 - 25 January 2020 In the Main House at Salisbury Playhouse


Tuesday 21 – Saturday 25 January at 7.30pm
Thursday and Saturday matinees at 2.15pm


Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death! That’s the motto of Mame Dennis, one of musical theatre’s all-time greatest heroines, in this brassy, hilarious and touching adaptation of Patrick Dennis’s bestseller, Auntie Mame, starring critically acclaimed and two-time Olivier Award-winner Tracie Bennett as Mame (End of the Rainbow, Hairspray, Blood Brothers, Coronation, Scott & Bailey) and film, TV and theatre favourite Harriet Thorpe as Vera (Absolutely Fabulous, The Brittas Empire, new BBC comedy Mister Winner, Wicked, Mamma Mia! - National Theatre & West End).

Set in New York City and spanning the Great Depression and World War II, Mame Dennis and her intellectual and arty clique are disrupted when her deceased brother’s 10-year-old son Patrick is entrusted into her care. Rather than bow to convention, Mame tries her hand at a number of jobs with comically, disastrous results but perseveres with good humour and an irrepressible sense of style.

Jerry Herman’s celebrated musical includes the rousing title number, plus “Open a New Window,” “If He Walked into My Life,” “We Need a Little Christmas,” “Bosom Buddies” and “That’s How Young I Feel.”

With spirit, humour, class and wit, Mame is sure to thrill audiences for generations to come.


Presented by arrangement with Tams Witmark

Booking Details

Tickets £30 - £14

Members 10% discount Tuesday 21 January

Running time 2 hours 30 minutes including an interval

Access Performances


Audio DescribedAudio Description & Touch Tour Thursday 23 January 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

Cast & Creatives

Director/Choreographer Nick Winston

Book by Jerome Lawrence & Robert E. Lee

Music & Lyrics Jerry Herman

Based on the novel by Patrick Dennis & the play Auntie Mame by Lawrence and Lee

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