WILTSHIRE Creative is premiering Barney Norris’s new adaptation of Lorca’s Blood Wedding and major revivals of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and Hay Fever plus star-studded productions of Shirley Valentine and Dial M For Murder as part of its spring 2020 season at Salisbury Playhouse.

Barney Norris has set his adaptation of Blood Wedding (February 6-22) in the present day in the Wiltshire village of Edington. The Wiltshire Creative co-production with Up In Arms follows a young couple as they prepare for their wedding day. The emergence of a figure from the past leaves the bride-to-be questioning who really is the love of her life. The cast includes Jeff Rawle (Harry Potter And the Goblet of Fire and Drop the Dead Donkey).

Edward Albee’s black comedy Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? is at the theatre from March 26 until April 11.

And Noel Coward’s comedy Hay Fever (April 22-May 16) is one of Coward’s best loved plays, set in an English country house in the 1920s. It follows the outlandish behaviour of four eccentric members of the Bliss family who have each invited a guest to spend the weekend at the house. It is a Wiltshire Creative production directed by Artistic Director Gareth Machin.

The season in the Main House continues with Claire Sweeney (Brookside; Benidorm) starring in Willy Russell’s Shirley Valentine (February 25 – March 7). And Tom Chambers (Holby City, Casualty and Strictly Come Dancing) and Sally Bretton (Not Going Out) lead the cast in Dial M For Murder (March 10-14) and The Kite Runner returns to Salisbury direct from the West End (March 17-21).

A packed programme in The Salberg includes Theatre Temoin with Feed which follows what happens when a photo goes viral after it is unwittingly posted online (January 23-25). In You’re Not As Funny As Your Father (January 30-February 1) Andrew Secombe reveals what it was like growing up as the son of much loved comedian Harry Secombe.

Also in The Salberg is Polly: The Heartbreak Opera from April 3-4.

Family theatre in The Salberg includes Roald Dahl and the Imagination Seekers (February 27 and 29), a theatrical exploration of Roald Dahl’s best loved stories including The Twits, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The BFG and, for Easter, Spontaneous Potter (April 8), an entirely improvised Harry Potter comedy play with live musical accompaniment.

As part of its commitment to presenting shows outside of its venues, Wiltshire Creative will present multi award-winning musical comedian Jay Foreman’s Even More Brand New Disgusting Songs for Children (and Grown Ups) at venues in Bemerton and Tidworth.