St Michael’s Players, the amateur dramatic group based at St Michael’s Centre in Elmwood Rd, celebrates 70 years this year.
They’ve chosen to mark the anniversary with an open air performance of Salad Days, written in 1954 as a summer musical for the Old Vic company in Bristol. It became a huge hit when it transferred to the West End.
Recalling the days of youthful innocence, it opens with two graduates meeting in a park to plan their future. A passing tramp offers them £7 a week to look after his mobile piano for a month; they accept and discover that when the piano plays it gives everyone within earshot an irresistible desire to dance.
What could be better for a June production in the gardens of St Paul’s Church, Grove Park?
Tuesday 25 – Saturday 29 June.
Tickets from £10, available here.