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Salad Days 

Venue: Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh 
Dates: 27 March 1978 to 31 March 1978 at 7.30pm
            01 April 1978 at 7.15pm
 
Original book and lyrics by DOROTHY REYNOLDS and JULIAN SLADE. Music by JULIAN SLADE. 
 
Synopsis:
 
First produced in 1954, 'Salad Days' tells the story of Jane and Timothy who have just graduated from University and take their farewells to student life with nostalgia and not a little apprehension as to what the future holds in store; they will have to find a job
 
They meet a tramp, whose portable piano called Minnie makes them dance as if by magic and makes everyone dance too, including a bishop and P.C. Boot. Timothy starts to play the piano for a living.
 
Jane and Timothy get married secretly. Timothy goes to his Uncle Clam at the Foreign Office for a job. However, the police are ordered to arrrest both young people for causing chaos in the parks by making everyone dance.
 
In the night club 'Cleopatra', Jane and Timothy continue their adventures. By now the Press are hot on their trail but Uncle Zed with his flying saucer arrives from space to help Jane and Timothy find Minnie the piano which the tramp has spirited away.
 
Fortunately all end happily with a request from Buckingham Palace for Timothy and Minnie to entertain the Queen at the Royal Garden Party.
 
Cast (in order of appearance)
   
The Tramp 
Alex Brown
Jane 
Brenda Purves
Timothy 
Douglas Grey
Timothy's Mother 
Dolores Read
Timothy's Father 
John Robertson
Aunt Prue 
Janet Ferguson
Lady Raeburn 
Shiela Struthers
Heloise 
Christine Noon
Assistant 
Margaret Kerr
Manicurist 
Karen Chalmers
P.C. Boot 
Gordon McFadyen
Rowena 
Julie Brown
Bishop
John Gibson
Sir Clamsby Williams 
Mike Turnbull
Fosdyke 
Derek Osprey
Inspector 
Eric Deans
Nigel 
Derek Osprey
Club Manager 
Mike Turnbull
Slave 
Robert Gallagher
Fiona 
Evelyn Purves
Tom Smith 
John Robertson
Waitress 
Margaret Kerr
Augustine Williams 
Eric Deans
Asphynxia 
Margaret Johnson
Two Pressmen 
Alex Brown
Charlie Clarke
Ambrose 
John Gibson
Marguerite 
Margaret Kerr
Anthea 
Christine Noon
Electrode
Gordon McFadyen
Uncle Zed 
Mike Turnbull
   
Other parts played by 
Bill Dunbar
John Gelder
Ted Kirkland
Pat Nicol
Anne Park
Myra Park
Danny Ryder
Dawn Ryder
 
 
Production Team
   
Musical Director 
John Mitchell 
Producer 
Thomas McIntyre 
Accompanist
Gladys Gray 
Stage Manager
Paul Thomson
Wardrobe Mistress       
Jessie Ballantyne 
Costumes
WM Mutrie & Sons Ltd
Scenery
Border Studios 
   
 
 

 
 
 
 
Click on image below to view programme.
 
 
 
  
                                       
Cast photo of Salad Days