Audiences of St Helens – get the rollers at the ready, as Drew Quayle’s hilarious and critically acclaimed comedy play The Salon makes a welcome return to St Helens Theatre Royal this weekend.
Produced by Regal Entertainments, the show features a stellar cast including TOWIE’s Harry Derbidge, Radio City’s Leanne Campbell, Blood Brothers and Rita, Sue and Bob Too! star Olivia Sloyan and Brookside and Benidorm’s Philip Olivier. Completing the cast is Brookside’s Sarah White and Emmerdale’s Peter Amory.
Directed by Sylvie Gatrill, The Salon is guaranteed to cause laughter lines aplenty when it comes to the Corporation Street venue from Tue 21 – Sat 25 November.
The Only Way is St Helens again this November as TOWIE favourite Harry Derbidgemakes a flamboyant return to tread the boards. The reality star delighted audiences with his hysterical performance as PC Noodle in the 2016 Christmas panto Aladdin.
Radio City breakfast host Leanne Campbell is always an audience favourite. She played Carol in The Salon at St Helens Theatre Royal in 2011, and the evil Carabosse in St Helens’ 2015 Easter panto Sleeping Beauty among other stage roles.
Olivia Sloyan returns to St Helens after appearing as Sue in Rita, Sue and Bob Too, and Princess Jasmine in Aladdin. Her theatre credits also include both Linda and Brenda in Blood Brothers.
Liverpool’s Philip Olivier spent seven years playing Tinhead in Brookside. Stage appearances include Yogi in The Ale House at St Helens Theatre Royal and The Dome in Liverpool, and Dirty Harry in the UK tour of Never Forget.
Sarah White is best known as Bev McLoughlin in Brookside, where her dramatic storylines saw her have a baby with her boyfriend’s son. Her stage appearances include Margy in The Morris at the Liverpool Everyman, Rita in three UK tours of Naked Truth, and Deborah in Mums.
While he’s known to audiences as Emmerdale’s Chris Tate, Peter Amory has an impressive theatre pedigree, with roles including John in Don’t Look Now, Gordon in Neville’s Island and Bill in An Evening With Gary Lineker.
For those that want perfect nails, a relaxing massage or a perfect perm then there are plenty of places to go, but for jealousy, bitchiness and gossip look no further than ‘Curl Up and Dye’.
The average day at this St Helens hair and beauty salon involves shouting, crying and singing, with the odd beauty treatment thrown in for good measure. Carol, Sheila and Tia are trying to deal with customers while all around them their lives are blown about like a loose ‘set’ in a high wind.
Carol wants to find true love, Tia wants to be a pop star and Sheila just wants a toy boy. Mix in a camp-as-Christmas boss, a plastic gangster who is trying to take over the salon, a hysterical drama queen, and a whole lot of vodka, and it all adds up to a brilliantly funny night out.
The show was originally produced by Regal Entertainments for St Helens Theatre Royal in 2009 and was so well received it went on to Liverpool’s Royal Court for a four-week run. It then returned for another dose of hilarity in St Helens in 2011.
Chantelle Nolan, Theatre Manager said: “We are very excited to bring The Salon back to St Helens, it is a hilarious production and a real favourite with our audiences.
“I have been watching rehearsals this week and the cast have had me in stitches, I think it is our best and funniest production yet – audiences are in for a real comedy treat. It’ll have you rolling in the aisles!”
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Date: Tues 21 – Sat 25 November
Time: Tue-Thu 7.30pm/ Fri 8pm/ Sat 2.30pm & 7:30pm
Tickets: From £15
Age restriction 18+
THEATRE ROYAL BOOKING DETAILS
Book in person at the Theatre Royal Box Office Corporation Street, St. Helens, Merseyside WA10 1LQ (Mon – Sat 10am – 5pm). Alternatively, call 01744 756 000 or log on to: www.sthelenstheatreroyal.com