Full cast list announced as hit play The Salon comes to St Helens

Drew Quayle’s critically acclaimed comedy play The Salon makes a return to St Helens Theatre Royal this November. Andrew Wright reports.

Philip Olivier

 

Theatre producers Regal Entertainments recently announced the cast for the show, which originally came to St Helens in 2009, before a four-week run at Liverpool’s Royal Court.

The cast includes TOWIE’s Harry Derbidge, Radio City’s Leanne Campbell, Blood Brothers and Rita, Sue and Bob Too! star Olivia Sloyan and Brookside’s Philip Olivier and Sarah White, and Emmerdale’s Peter Amory.

Directed by Sylvie Gatrill, The Salon will be at the Corporation Street venue between November 21 and 25.

Radio City breakfast host Leanne Campbell played Carol in The Salon at St Helens Theatre Royal in 2011, and the evil Carabosse in St Helens’ 2015 Easter panto Sleeping Beauty.

Liverpool’s Philip Olivier spent seven years playing Tinhead in Brookside. Stage appearances include Yogi in The Ale House at St Helens Theatre Royal and The Dome in Liverpool, and Dirty Harry in the UK tour of Never Forget.

Sarah White is best known as Bev McLoughlin in Brookside,and her stage appearances include Margy in The Morris at the Liverpool Everyman, Rita in three UK tours of Naked Truth, and Deborah in Mums.

While he’s known to audiences as Emmerdale’s Chris Tate, Peter Amory has an impressive theatre pedigree, with roles including John in Don’t Look Now, Gordon in Neville’s Island and Bill in An Evening With Gary Lineker.

The Salon follows Carol, Sheila and Tia, who are trying to deal with customers while dealing with their own chaotic love lives

 

Chantelle Nolan, Theatre Manager said: “The Salon has been a real smash-hit crowd-pleaser for us here at St Helens Theatre Royal, and it’s brilliant to be able to announce such a great cast for its return in 2017.

“Harry was hilarious when he joined us in panto last Christmas, and it’s always a pleasure to work with talented performers like Leanne, Philip, OIivia, Sarah and Peter. I can guarantee our audiences will get a great night out.”

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