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The Tailor of Gloucester

A new musical by Glyn Kerslake and Gareth Machin A Wiltshire Creative Production
9 - 28 December 2019 In The Salberg at Salisbury Playhouse
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Monday 9 – Saturday 28 December

Beatrix Potter’s


Christmas Day is just around the corner and the Tailor of Gloucester is busy working on an extraordinary new coat for the Mayor. But the Tailor is unwell and worried that the coat might not be finished in time for the Mayor’s wedding on Christmas Day. Simpkin, her cat, is too busy chasing mice to help but who knows what might happen on this, the most magical night of the year.

The writers behind The Night Before Christmas and Little Robin Redbreast bring another magical, musical show to the stage for young children and families this Christmas.

Ideal for young children and their families

“Christmas treat for tots” The Stage

“Jaunty, prettily presented” The Guardian

“Brilliantly told and delightfully performed” The Fine Times Recorder

“Perfect Christmas entertainment for young children” Winchester Today


Download The Tailor of Gloucester activity pack here


Read an interview with Gareth Machin, one half of the writing duo behind the adaptation, here on our blog


Director Jo Newman chats to Wiltshire Creative Artistic Director Gareth Machin about this brand new musical adaptation of Beatrix Potter's The Tailor of Gloucester which opens at Salisbury Playhouse on 9 December 2019


Booking Details

Tickets £12 - £10

Groups of 10+ £8

As the demand for tickets increases, prices are subject to change. So book early for the best seats at the best prices.

Running time 1 hour (no interval)

Access Performances


Relaxed Performance
Relaxed Performances
Saturday 14 December at 10.45am
With a less formal atmosphere, the Relaxed Performance is designed to welcome anyone with an Autistic Spectrum Condition, learning disability or those who otherwise might feel excluded from the opportunity to experience theatre.

Click here to download The Tailor of Gloucester Access Guide


Cast & Creatives



Director Jo Newman

Designer Verity Quinn

Musical Director Glyn Kerslake


Further Information