Other spaces at this venue include: Salberg Studio
From30th October 2010
To27th November 2010
WhenMon-Wed 19:30. Thu-sat 20:00. Thu,Sat Mats 14:30 (from Nov 6)
What is currently on at Playhouse (V923)

The Picture

Matthias, a young knight of Bohemia, goes off to the wars, taking with him an enchanted image of his wife Sophia which - his friend Baptisa assures him - will indicate her constancy. If she is challenged in love in his absence, the picture will yellow; if she succumbs, it will blacken. Matthias’ subsequent martial success is brought to the attention of the King, and he is invited to Court. There, the Queen falls for the soldier and vows both to seduce him and to test his wife’s fidelity... (c.1629).
Author Philip Massinger

Archive :: production:T650560203, play:S2022275651, venue:V923

Production details

This Sumptuous production transposes the action to the mid-nineteenth century - and the birth of that other ‘magic picture’, the photograph. It marks the 175th anniversary of the famous Oriel window negative, taken by Fox Talbot at Lacock Abbey in Wiltshire, and considered to be the first known photograph.

Special Performances

  • 24 Nov 10 Sign Interpreted
  • 25 Nov 10 Audio Described
  • 25 Nov 10 Audio Described


Corporate Sponsor Frank and Elizabeth Brenan
Producer Salisbury Playhouse
Director Philip Wilson
Design Colin Falconer
Lighting Oliver Fenwick
Music Jon Nicholls
Sound Jon Nicholls
Performer Olivia Grant
Performer Rachel Atkins
Performer Teresa Banham
Performer Stephhan Bednarczyk
Performer Christopher Good
Performer Simon Harrison
Performer Denise Hoey
Performer Russell Layton
Performer Christopher Logan
Performer William Mannering
Performer Roger Ringrose
Performer Duncan Wisbey

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