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
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 – piano
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