Say That Again is an annual experimental show created and performed by Performing and Production Arts students from the Salisbury Playhouse. The free show will be on at the Salisbury Playhouse on Monday February 19th at 7:45pm.
Say That Again is a live radio show. Don't worry if you're still a little bit confused about how that all works. Traditionally radios were one of the main forms of entertainment media families could enjoy at home. As well as informative news and music, radio shows consisted of things like radio dramas and radio comedy shows. They were performed with a purely audience in mind. While traditional theatre and comedy can rely on sets, costumes, movement and facial expressions, radio could only rely on sound. Dialogue, music and sound effects all played a much more important role.
Say That Again is inspired by the scripted sketch comedy shows that were so popular on the airwaves. The Salisbury Playhouse promise it will be a fun evening for anyone already entertained by fans of Round the Horne or the Goon Show will feel a bit of a blast from the past. Instead of relying on physical theatre for the gags, it's all about your ears. It will be a bit surreal, a little absurd, but also pretty hilarious. Written by the Salisbury Playhouse's Tom Sherman, there will be plenty of auditory gags and some Foley artistry thrown into the mix too.
Say That Again is performed by students from the Salisbury Playhouse's Performing and Production Arts students. They will be accompanied by Wiltshire College music students who will provide the musical interludes for the show.
Tickets are free, but must be booked in advance. They can be booked online from the Salisbury Playhouse website, or by calling the box office on 01722 320 333. The show begins at 7:45 and is a short 30 minute show.