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The Salon sequel makes appointment for St Helens this autumn


The original comedy proved one of St Helens Theatre Royal’s most popular shows – and now The Salon is back in a new sequel penned by playwright Drew Quayle.

Leanne Campbell will reprise her role as Carol in The Salon – the Sequel! when it premieres at the theatre this autumn.

Audiences first met the staff (and customers) of salon Curl Up and Dye in 2009, with the show returning to the Corporation Street theatre’s stage in 2011 and 2017. It also played at Liverpool’s Epstein Theatre in 2018.

But the new show – produced by Regal Entertainments and directed by Chantelle Nolan - has been written as a standalone story, meaning you don’t have to have seen the original play to enjoy the action.

The now proud owner of The Salon, Carol has the world at her feet. With beauty therapist Tia promoting the shop on her successful podcast, and her volatile workmate, Sheila, finally tackling her temper with anger-management classes, it has never been more popular.

So, what could possibly go wrong? An unwanted pregnancy perhaps? The return on the local gangster? In fact, just about everything.

Actress and radio presenter Campbell says: “I had so much fun performing in the original versions of The Salon, and I’m really excited to be returning to St Helens, this time in person, following my digital appearance in panto, in this hilarious new sequel. It’s even funnier than the first.

“If you loved it before, come back and find out what mishaps happen next and if it’s your first time, come and join in the fun and have a brilliant night out.”

The Salon – the Sequel is at St Helens Theatre Royal from October 3-13. Tickets HERE

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