In 2013, Pastiche staged a new production of Dorothy Reynold and Julian Slade’s Salad Days, which we last performed in 1998.

The story focusses on Jane and Timothy, a recently married couple who are paid £7 a week by a tramp to look after his mobile piano. They soon discover that when the piano plays, everyone within earshot soon has the irresistible urge to dance.

Despite attempts to ban the piano from playing, the piano disappears and it does down to Uncle Zed to retrieve the piano in his flying saucer. The piano is found and then passed on to another couple to look after.

The score features songs including We Said We Wouldn’t Look Back, Cleopatra, I Sit In The Sun and We Don’t Understand Our Children. The production raised £500 which was donated to MacMillan Cancer Support.


The Tramp Maxwell Harkness
Jane Olivia Holburd
Timothy Richard Connolly
Tim's Mother Debbie Langford
Aunt Prue Pam McGowan
Tim's Father Ian Collyer
Lady Raeburn Jenny Rigby
Heloise Debbie Langford
Assistant Elizabeth Hornal
Manicurist Molly Fear
Shop Girls Megan Rigby, Elizabeth Hornal and Molly Fear
PC Boot Les Kenny
The Dons Ian Collyer, Brian Coles, Simon Tidball, Alan Hollaway, Jenny Rigby, Debbie Langford, Stephanie Ware, Teresa Walters
Rowena Shivashtie Poonwassie
Bishop David Rees
Troppo Duncan Austin
Fosdyke Brian Coles
Uncle Clam Simon Tidball
Inspector Michael Wright
Nigel Matt Ridley
Fiona Mel James
Tom Smith David Rees
Slave Alan Hollaway
The Manager Ian Collyer
Arms Dancers Jenny Rigby and Brian Coles
Augustine Simon Tidball
Press People Pam McGowan, Alan Hollaway, Ian Collyer, Bella Militaru, Maxwell Harkness
Asphynxia Debbie Langford
Marguerite Stephanie Ware
Anthea Teresa Walters
Electrode Alan Hollaway
Uncle Zed Les McGowan
Production Team
Book Dorothy Reynolds and Julian Slade
Music Julian Slade
Lyrics Dorothy Reynolds and Julian Slade
Director Roma Ridley  
Choreography Roma Ridley
Musical Director Jean George
Stage Manager Jan Wolfenden
Box Office Caroline Speechley
Pianists Jamie Blethyn
Prompt Maggie Warren
Scenery Rod George, Roger Holburd and Simon Tidball
Front of House Maggie Warren
Costumes 'The Wardrobe Mistress'
Piano Jamie Blethyn
Bass John Brockhurst
Drums David Hamilton-Smith
Song List
Act One Act Two
Opening Cleopatra
The Things That Are Done By A Don Sand In My Eyes
We Said We Wouldn't Look Back It's Easy To Sing
Find Yourself Something To Do We're Looking For A Piano
I Sit In The Sun The Time Of My Life
Oh, Look At Me! The Saucer Song
Hush Hush We Don't Understand Our Children
Oh, Look At Me! (Reprise) Oh, Look At Me! (Reprise)
Out of Breath We Said We Couldn't Look Back (Reprise)

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