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NEWS: Barney Norris’ latest play Echo’s End premieres at Salisbury Playhouse

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Salisbury Playhouse’s spring/summer 2017 season has been announced and includes a brand new commission from award-winning playwright – and Salisbury native – Barney Norris. Norris’ new play, Echo’s End (29 March to 15 April 2017), is set on the edge of Salisbury Plain in 1915 as a young couple finds itself caught up in the turmoil of World War I

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NEWS: Gwen Taylor stars in Emlyn Williams thriller Night Must Fall on tour

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The Original Theatre Company and Salisbury Playhouse in association with Eastbourne Theatres will present the national tour of Emlyn Williams’ psychological thriller, NIGHT MUST FALL, directed by Luke Sheppard and starring Gwen Taylor as Mrs Bramson. The tour will begin at Devonshire Park Theatre in Eastbourne on 19 August 2016, with a national press night on Wednesday 7 September at Salisbury Playhouse.

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INTERVIEW (pt2): Barney Norris on Peter Gill, Van Gogh writing and theatres as ’empathy engines’

In Books, Features, Inspiring people, Interviews, London theatre, Opinion, Plays, Quotes, Regional theatre, Touring by Terri PaddockLeave a Comment

Playwright Barney Norris has followed his award-winning debut Visitors with Eventide, which is now running at London’s Arcola Theatre before touring until 15 November 2015, care of Up in Arms, the theatre company he co-founded with director Alice Hamilton. I’m a huge fan of Barney, both as a great writer and a great thinker. In this second […]

INTERVIEW (pt1): Eventide‘s Barney Norris on monoculture, Thomas Hardy and Salisbury dreams

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I’ve been looking forward to Barney Norris‘ new play ever since I caught his acclaimed four-hander Visitors at the Bush Theatre last year. The play, which centred on an elderly couple dealing with the devastating consequences of dementia, affected me deeply. Partly, that was because of my own family’s experience with my father’s recent post-operative delirium, but mainly […]

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NEWS: Departing Chichester boss Jonathan Church sets up new production company

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Following on from the announcement of his departure from Chichester Festival Theatre after the 2016 Season, Jonathan Church today announces that he will be establishing a new, independent production company, Jonathan Church Productions Limited (JCPL), as a platform to continue the development of both his producing and directing output in the future.