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Before the Party

  • Where:
    Salisbury Playhouse, Malthouse Lane, Salisbury, SP2 7RA
  • When:
    4 May to 27 May
    7:30pm to 10:00pm
  • Every:
    Saturday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
    Next On:
    May 23rd 2017 at 7:30pm
  • How much:
    £9.50 - £25
  • Contact:
    01722 320333
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Theatre & Films
Before the Party
“But darling what will people think if the sister’s wearing mourning and the widow’s dressed in pink?”

The war is over and the Skinner family is trying to return to normal. If only the blasted Government wasn’t such a nuisance about the rations and Cook could get some more of those delicious delicacies.

With daughter Laura returned from Africa, widowed but not alone, they prepare for the latest social gathering.

Amidst the never-ending whirl of hats and dresses and below stairs skirmishes, Laura reveals a shocking secret that threatens to ruin more than one party on the climb to social success.

Before the Party is based on a short story by Somerset Maugham. Ackland’s hilarious adaptation is a sizzling portrayal of the upper middle classes adjusting to post-war life.

Matinees at 2.15pm on 11, 13, 18, 20, 25 and 27 May