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Jeeves & Wooster at Salisbury Playhouse - Review


Jeeves and Wooster Salisbury Playhouse Review

Jeeves and Wooster Salisbury Playhouse Review
(Production image taken by Marc Brenner)

On Tuesday evening, Jeeves & Wooster in Perfect Nonsense had its press night at Salisbury Playhouse. Elliot and I were kindly invited along, and, if I'm totally honest, we had no idea what to expect. We knew it was a comedy but having not seen any of the series (in our defence it was aired before we were born), we didn't have any idea what the 115 minutes would ensue...

Now, I don't want to spoil the storyline too much, but the format is really clever and the show depicts a series of events that occur to Wooster with Jeeves by his side. If you've done any reading up on the production, you'll have noticed that the cast only consists of 3 actors... There are more than 3 characters in the production, so, I'll leave that one with you to work out. 

The set at first glance is really simple. Elliot and I both assumed it was going to stay as it was for the entire play. But, the way that it is adapted is SO clever. I think I've said this in every review of a Wiltshire Creative show so far, but the sets, logistics, and costumes are always amazing. 

Onto the storyline. If the ladies sat behind us are anything to go by, this is definitely a laugh-out-loud kinda show. I genuinely don't think they stopped laughing for more than a couple of minutes at a time. I can't say I was laugh out loud, belly-laughing the entire time in the same way they were, but it was certainly entertaining. 

This play, presented by Wiltshire Creative and Octagon Theatre Bolton, is showing from 01-23rd September in Salisbury and from 04-21st October in Bolton. Tickets for the Salisbury productions start from £13 and there are still plenty of tickets left if you're keen for some comedy. 

Have you seen Jeeves & Wooster in Perfect Nonsense?

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