Riverside Studios 20 December 2012 – 2 March 2013


Tête à Tête


Tête à Tête’s much loved production of the classic musical comedy returned to the Riverside Studios.


In 2013 we made a recording of Salad Days which is available to download for £7 on Bandcamp ( https://tete-a-tete.bandcamp.com/album/salad-days). If you would like a CD posted out, available for £10 including P&P, please email info@tete-a-tete.org.uk


Download the Salad Days Programme Dec 2012-March 2013




Tête à Tête’s production of Salad Days is a real treat across all areas of its direction and performance. Not one detail of the performance has been left without careful thought and consideration and it is simply a delight to watch.

*****Steve Stubbs backstagepass


…sensationally well sung… and dazzlingly danced in gorgeous Horrocks frocks and Fair Isle pullovers

****Georgina Brown, The Mail on Sunday


For an injection of lyrical nostalgia and sweet innocence, nothing compares to this Fifties musical… Pure joy.

Cristina Odone, The Telegraph


The decorations are down and the gloom is up in these dreary early January days, which might make a trip to this perky musical comedy just the tonic.

Evening Standard FULL REVIEW


Bill Bankes-Jones’s giddy, gay, beautifully sung and acted production



What makes Bill Bankes-Jones’s production so memorable is his well-chosen company, with the two leads both excelling in all three musical disciplines, while the enthusiastic supporting players sing and dance much more than capably on the imitation grass that fills the wide traverse space.

British Theatre Guide FULL REVIEW


A tip-top ensemble supports and propagates this crazy tale with commitment and elan.



…even those who are allergic to musicals, would, I’m sure, find plenty to enjoy in the wonderfully well written, and acted, sketches. It certainly took me on a trip down memory lane and I found it an absolute delight.



Salad Days is a pure joy, uplifting and quirky, it lifts the heart and has you singing all the way home.

A Younger Theatre FULL REVIEW


Summer 1954: an enchanting tale of a young couple discovering love. Timothy and Jane leave university to make their own ways in the world. A chance meeting with a tramp brings the couple together as his street piano gives everyone around them an irresistible and unstoppable urge to dance.


Tête à Tête brings its celebrated theatrical flair to this classic musical, taking you back to a high spirited, nostalgic time of innocence. With sparkling wit, delightful singing and breathtaking dancing, enter a magical park at the Riverside Studios this winter and immerse yourself at a cafe table or a conventional theatre seat.




A sure-fire cure for the winter blues…you will leave the theatre with a spring in your step.

****Daily Telegraphs Critics’ Choice


A topping treat!

****Time Out Critics’ Choice


Audience comments:


I first saw this show in the 50…s Š—– an absolute joy from start to finish Š—– a strong production done with enormous love and understanding, sweetly nostalgic Š—– witty and uplifting.


It put a spring in everyones step! A truly feel-good performance enjoyed by all including the cast!


Luke Alexander Don, Gardner, Fosdyke, Nigel

Lee Boggess Chancellor, Troppo, Slave

Charlie Cameron Don, Aunt Prue,Rowena, Charmain, Respectable Lady

Nicholas Collier Don, Cossack, Night Club Customer, Press Man

Matthew Hawksworth Don, Tramp, Bishop, American, Tom Smith, Press Man

Mark Inscoe Don, Sir Clamsby Williams, Theatregoer, Manager, Pressman, Uncle Zed

Richard Kent Don, Cossack, Night Club Customer, Press Man

Kathryn Martin Don, Timothy’s mother, Heloise, Nanny, Lady, Asphynxia, Respectable Lady, Anthea

Leo Miles Timothy

Tom Millen Don, Gardener, PC Boot, Electrode

Katie Moore Jane

Gemma Page Don, Lady Raeburn, Artist, Theatregoer,Respectible Lady, Marguerite

Ellie Robertson Don, Beautician’s Assistant, Tennis Player, Shop Girl, Fiona

Tanya Stephens Don, Beautician’s Assistant, Night Club Customer, Respectable Lady

Tony Timberlake Don, Timothy’s Father, Butterfly Catcher, Inspector, Augustine Williams, Ambrose

Josephine Warren Don, Manicurist, Night Club Customer, Respectable Lady


Creative team:

Bill Bankes-Jones director

Tim Meacock designer

Mark Doubleday lighting designer

Quinny Sacks choreographer

Anthony Ingle music director