Half the World Away is a nostalgic trip back to the 90s where one teenager is just trying to get through Summer working as a lonesome cashier. Catch it for one night only on Saturday February 17th at the Salisbury Playhouse at 7:45pm.
The year is 1997. The whole country is in a panic. New Labour have won the general election, Princess Diana is dead, and no one can really figure out what the Tellytubbies are about but they've taken over the BBC 2. And in a small rural village in England it seems like things are even more nuts. But for the heroine of Half the World Away things are a little different. She's found herself stuck at Keith's Country Stores working as a cashier. The rest of the town might be occupied by the headlines, but this teenager keeps herself entertained by getting up to mischief with her imaginary friend that never went away.
The 90s nostalgia comes on strong, with songs from Oasis, Nirvana, Blur and No Doubt. They set the scene as the two friends turn the country store into their own private playground. This is a world before mobile phones and before we really knew what globalisation truly was, and when a rural village felt even further away from the rest of the world.
Half the World Away is fun, creative and a little bit absurd. Expect great music, corner store sports, and some very enthusiastic dancing. Described as "Monty Python meets Waiting for Godot", it might be a bit nuts but it's still lots of fun. The show is produced by Foursquare Theatre.
Tickets for Half the World Away are £13.50 or £9 for under 25s. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling the box office on 01722 320 333. The show is also part of the Theatre Fest West 2018 programme. Check out the full list of shows online, and save money if you purchase tickets to three or more shows. For more tour dates and locations visit the Foursquare Theatre website.