Photo: Paige Edge Photography

The full cast of The Salon came together in full costume at House of Hair on York Street in the city centre this morning ahead of the show’s launch next week at the Epstein Theatre.

Regal Entertainments’ acclaimed production is guaranteed to cause laughter lines aplenty when The Salon doors open  from Mon 21 – Sat 26 May.

The show’s stellar cast includes TOWIE’s Harry Derbidge, Radio City’s Leanne Campbell, Blood Brothers and Rita, Sue and Bob Too! star Olivia Sloyan and Brookside and Benidorm’s Philip Olivier. Completing the line-up is Brookside’s Sarah White and Emmerdale’s Peter Amory.

The story takes place in ‘Curl Up and Dye’ where an average day involves shouting, crying and singing, with the odd beauty treatment thrown in for good measure. Carol, Sheila and Tia are trying to deal with customers while all around them their lives are blown about like a loose ‘set’ in a high wind.

Photo: Paige Edge Photography

Carol wants to find true love, Tia wants to be a pop star and Sheila just wants a toy boy. Mix in a camp-as-Christmas boss, a plastic gangster who is trying to take over the salon, a hysterical drama queen, and a whole lot of vodka, and it all adds up to a brilliantly funny night out.

For those that want perfect nails, a relaxing massage or a perfect perm then there are plenty of places to go, but for jealousy, bitchiness and gossip look no further than ‘Curl Up and Dye’.

When we chatted to Philip Olivier and Sarah White today, they both promised us ‘laugh out loud’ comedy.

Philip said:

This is the funniest play I’ve ever done.  It’s constant laughter from start to finish with a tremendous cast.  When I first read the script, I was laughing so loud I woke my wife up and she wondered what was happening.

“I love the character;  I actually play 2 characters – a transvestite in the first half which will bring the house down. My own family didn’t recognise me when the show was on in St. Helens!”

Sarah added:

“Expect lots of laughter, it really is very funny although it maybe not be suitable for the easily offended!”

Read our review next Wednesday and more of our interviews with Philip and Sarah in the next issue of Down South Liverpool Magazine (out from 5th June).

Tickets are on sale now. Cast is subject to change.

Photo: Paige Edge Photography

The Salon
Date: Monday 21st – Saturday 26th May 2018
Time: Mon – Thu 7:30pm/ Fri & Sat 8pm/ Sat Mat: 4pm
Tickets: From £15

Age restriction 18+

To book tickets please call 0844 888 4411* or go online at * or in person at The Epstein Theatre Box Office from 2pm – 6pm Monday – Thursday and 12pm-6pm Friday – Saturday.
*Subject to booking fee. All prices include a £1 per ticket venue restoration levy