Salisbury Playhouse Announces Cast For How The Other Half Loves

The cast for Salisbury Playhouse’s forthcoming revival of Alan Ayckbourn’s How the Other Half Loves has been announced by Wiltshire Creatives.

The venue’s Artistic Director, Gareth Machin, will direct Sam Alexander (William Featherstone), Sherry Baines (Fiona Foster), Philip Bretherton (Frank Foster), and Rebecca Cooper (Mary Featherstone), Haydn Oakley (Bob Phillips) and Joanna van Kampen (Teresa Phillips).

The production opens on 14 February, with previews from 9 February, and runs until 4 March 2023 and is the latest in a run of successful Ayckbourn revivals at the theatre.

Artistic Director of Wiltshire Creative Gareth Machin said, “I am thrilled to announce the brilliant cast for How the Other Half Loves which is coming to Salisbury Playhouse this February. I can’t wait to watch these six talented actors bring Ayckbourn’s comedy to life as they explore the complex narratives of matrimonial relationships.”

Included in the cast, are many actors who are making their return to Salisbury Playhouse. Rebecca Cooper featured in Snow White and the Happy Ever After Beauty Salon, and Her Naked Skin. Haydn Oakley was in Betty Blue Eyes, Philip Bretheron and Sherry Baines were both in Before The Party, and Joanna van Kampen featured in The Magna Carta Plays. Sam Alexander makes his playhouse debut.

The lives of three couples frantically intertwine in this classic Ayckbourn comedy of confusion and chaos. When one of the women arrives home suspiciously late one night, a chain of events unfolds drawing each of the couples ever deeper into hilarious misunderstanding.

Further details and booking for How The Other Half Loves can be found on the Wiltshire Creatives website here and further details about the plays and its history can be found at Alan Ayckbourn’s Official Website here.

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