Our 2010 production ran for 70 performances 9 December 2010-6 February 2011 at the Riverside Studios, Hammersmith, London



Salad Days (parts 1 & 2) archive video from 2010/11




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

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You couldn’t spend a cheerier 130 minutes

Helen Hawkins, The Sunday Times

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immaculate revival…strikes just the right note of period camp

****Michael Billington, The Guardian

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The cast is utterly charming, the singing quite lovely, the comedy delightful and it looks absolutely gorgeous.

*****West End Whingers

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La qualitŽ de la rŽalisation est Žpoustouflante.

Paris Š—– Broadway

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All the performances were fantastic


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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

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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.


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The entire cast are on tip-top form, including Les Miserables’s original Cosette, Rebecca Caine


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An effervescent production


Classical Music, Editorial

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Tte ˆ Tte really does it delightfully well

****The Independent

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…from the moment you enter the auditorium, a smile is put upon your face…

There Ought To Be Clowns blogspot 12 December, 2010

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Bill Bankes-Jones’ direction is inspired and imaginative and is thoroughly supported by Quinny Sacks’ classically stylised and spirited choreography.

*****the public reviews

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Katie Moore and Sam Harrison are winningly winsome … with a torch song tour-de-force from Kathryn Martin as nightclub chanteuse…a showstopper.

BWW Reviews

…every bit as fun and frivolous as you want a Christmas show to be.


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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.

The Stage

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…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

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Tte ˆ Tte’s thoroughly jolly production

Kate Bassett, Independent on Sunday

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…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

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All in all, a gay old show


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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

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Read the independent evaluation of Salad Days



Creative Team

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 – piano


2010 Cast

PC Boot – Andrew Ahern

Troppo – Lee Boggess

Lady Raeburn – Rebecca Caine

Rowena – Charlie Cameron

Timothy – Sam Harrison

Tramp – Matthew Hawksworth

Uncle Zed – Mark Inscoe

Asphynxia – Kathryn Martin

Jane – Katie Moore

Nigel – Spencer O’Brien

Fiona – Ellie Robertson

Inspector – Tony Timberlake