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The Love of the Nightingale

By Timberlake Wertenbaker A Stage 65 Youth Theatre Production 14+
16 - 18 April 2019 The Salberg, Salisbury Playhouse


Tuesday 16 – Thursday 18 April at 7.45pm
and Thursday 18 April at 2.45pm


By Timberlake Wertenbaker

‘A stunning adaptation of the Philomele myth written with grace, authority and economy.’Time Out (on a previous production)

As Athens is consumed by war, the king of Thrace, Tereus, is promised a marriage to Procne, the reluctant daughter of the King of Athens, after his assistance in the war. 

As Procne struggles to adapt to her new life with Tereus and the unfamiliar culture around her, she longs for her sister Philomele. As Tereus travels back from Athens to Thrace with Philomele, his desire for his sister-in-law soon sets the path for brutality and revenge. 

With live music and a powerful ensemble style from Stage 65 Youth Theatre, this classic tale will prove as relevant and as moving as ever. 


Age Guidance 14+ (some strong language and violence)

Tickets £12 (under 25s £9)

Members 10% discount: Tue 16 April

Read an interview with The Love of The Nightingale director Dave Orme on our blog

Booking Details

Evenings at 7.45pm
Matinee Thu at 2.45pm

Tickets £12 (under 25s £9)

Members 10% discount: Tue 16 April

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Cast & Creatives

Director           Dave Orme
Designer          Hannah Wolfe
Composer        David Lewington