THE NEW comedy by the writer of Doctor Who and Broadchurch is to have its world première in Salisbury. 

'One Last Push' is an original comedy about the unexpected and often, hilarious dramas of childbirth and is written by Chris Chibnall.

The new play depicts what happens when one of life's most magical events gets hijacked by life itself. 

Jen and Mark have done the NCT classes. They've written the birth plan in precise details, they've even got the birth pool ready in the living room of their new flat. Everything is set for the perfect, idyllic home birth. But they haven't planned for the intrusive family, nosy neighbours, uninvited guests and a new flat full of unwelcome surprises. 

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Artistic director of Wiltshire Creative, Gareth Machin, said: “What a fabulous cast we’ve managed to bring together for this world première of Chris Chibnall’s brilliant comedy One Last Push."

Sam Alexander and Sherry Baines return having previously performed in How the Other Half Loves and David Partridge who performed in The Tempest for Salisbury International Arts Festival in the summer of 2023 also makes a comeback. 

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Gareth Machin, said: "I am delighted to welcome back Sam Alexander, Sherry Baines, and David Partridge to Salisbury Playhouse. With Valerie Antwi, James Gaddas and Laura Main completing the company - I’m very much looking forward to working with them here in Salisbury and know that our audience are in for a treat.”

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Writer Chris Chibnall is a BAFTA, Royal Television Society, Broadcasting Press Guild and Peabody award-winning screenwriter, executive producer, and playwright whose work has been seen, translated and remade all around the world.

His theatre work includes Worst Wedding Ever (Salisbury Playhouse, 2014 & 2017 and national tour) and Kiss Me Like You Mean It (Soho Theatre 2002, Théâtre de L’Oeuvre 2004). His television work includes Doctor Who, Torchwood, Life on Mars and Born and Bred (BBC) and many others. 

The production opens on Thursday, February 15 at Salisbury Playhouse and runs until Saturday, March 9.