Our 2009 production of Salad Days ran for 12 performances 12-22 November 2009 at the Riverside Studios, Hammersmith, London.
Download the Salad Days Programme 2009
Parts 1 & 2 – archive video from 2009
“I first saw this show in the 50’s – an absolute joy from start to finish – a strong production done with enormous love and understanding, sweetly nostalgic – witty and uplifting.
It put a spring in everyone’s step! A truly feel-good performance enjoyed by all including the cast!”
Bill Bankes-Jones, Artistic Director of Tête à Tête, introduces Salad Days
We surely haven’t heard the last of Tête à Tête’s little musical Salad Days.
Rupert Christiansen, The Telegraph, 7 February, 2011
You couldn’t spend a cheerier 130 minutes
Helen Hawkins, The Sunday Times
immaculate revival…strikes just the right note of period camp
****Michael Billington, The Guardian
The cast is utterly charming, the singing quite lovely, the comedy delightful and it looks absolutely gorgeous.
*****West End Whingers
La qualit de la ralisation est poustouflante.
All the performances were fantastic
I really can’t recommend this show highly enough. If you’re looking for a funny, sunny experience and don’t mind seeing a show that will have you grinning from ear to ear from start to finish, you simply MUST get down to the Riverside Studios before the 6th of February.
Notes from the Earlham Street Gutter
I had never heard of Salad Days until the Tête à Tête production came along and caught my eye. I’m incredibly glad I did go.
The entire cast are on tip-top form, including Les Miserables’s original Cosette, Rebecca Caine
An effervescent production
Classical Music, Editorial
Tte Tte really does it delightfully well
…from the moment you enter the auditorium, a smile is put upon your face…
There Ought To Be Clowns blogspot 12 December, 2010
Bill Bankes-Jones’ direction is inspired and imaginative and is thoroughly supported by Quinny Sacks’ classically stylised and spirited choreography.
*****the public reviews
Katie Moore and Sam Harrison are winningly winsome … with a torch song tour-de-force from Kathryn Martin as nightclub chanteuse…a showstopper.
…every bit as fun and frivolous as you want a Christmas show to be.
Quinny Sacks’ choreography expertly covers almost every style of dance under the sun, while Anthony Ingle certainly knows how to handle a jazz piano. A winner in the off-West End environment.
…to judge from the engaged looks of the ones in the audience, Tête à Tête’s happy energy levels should be enough to please all ages.
The Arts Desk
Tte Tte’s thoroughly jolly production
Kate Bassett, Independent on Sunday
…it has been sparklingly reinvented with sincerity, innocence and absurdity held in perfect balance, to make it fresh all over again
Mark Shenton, The Stage
All in all, a gay old show
Listen to the interview with Katie Moore (Jane), Sam Harrison (Timothy) and Bill Bankes-Jones (director) on the BBC London Saturday Breakfast Show 18 December 2010
Read the independent evaluation of Salad Days
Director – Bill Bankes-Jones
Music Director – Anthony Ingle
Designer – Tim Meacock
Lighting – Mark Doubleday
Choreography – Quinny Sacks
Steve Gibson – percussion,
Elena Hull – bass,
Hannah Conway, Anthony Ingle, Fergal O’Mahony – pianos
Andrew Ahern – Don, PC Boot, Electrode
Lee Boggess – Troppo, Cossack, Slave
Emma Burford – Don, Aunt Prue, Manicurist, Rowena, Charmian, Lady
Sophie-Louise Dann – Don, Lady Raeburn, Artist, Theatregoer, Lady, Marguerite
Michelle Francis – Jane
Sam Harrison – Timothy
Matthew Hawksworth – Don, Tramp, Bishop, Cossack, American, Tom Smith, Pressman
Graham Howes – Don, Tim’s Father, Butterfly Catcher, Inspector, Augustine Williams, Ambrose
Claire Machin – Don, Tim’s Mother, Heloise, Nanny, Asphynxia, Lady, Anthea
Spencer O’Brien – Don, Fosdyke, Nigel
Ellie Robertson – Don, Assistant, Tennis Player, Shop girl, Fiona
Richard Suart – Don, Sir Clamsby Williams, Theatregoer, Manager, Pressman, Uncle Zed