One Last Push

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A raucous new comedy about the unexpected and often hilarious dramas of childbirth

One Last Push is the world premiere of a new original comedy written by Chris Chibnall, creator of Broadchurch and the showrunner of Doctor Who. Chibnall’s new play hilariously depicts what happens when one of life’s most magical events gets hijacked… by life itself.

Jen and Mark have done the NCT classes. 

They’ve written the birth plan, in precise detail. 

They’ve even got the birth pool ready in the living room of their new flat. Almost.

Everything is set for the perfect, calm, idyllic home birth. 

Except they’ve reckoned without intrusive family, nosy neighbours, uninvited guests and a new flat full of unwelcome surprises.

Chris Chibnall returns to Salisbury Playhouse having previously debuted The Worst Wedding Ever in 2014 which was revived in 2017 at Salisbury Playhouse before its subsequent national tour. Also returning are Sam Alexander (Mark) and Sherry Baines (Eileen) having previously performed in How the Other Half Loves and David Partridge (Paul) who performed in The Tempest for Salisbury International Arts Festival in summer 2023. With Valerie Antwi (Alize), James Gaddas (David) and Laura Main (Jen) completing the company.

Gareth Machin, Artistic Director of Wiltshire Creative, said: “What a fabulous cast we’ve managed to bring together for this world première of Chris Chibnall’s brilliant comedy One Last Push – I’m very much looking forward to working with them here in Salisbury and know that our audience are in for a treat.”

Company Information

Director: Gareth Machin; In-House Producer: Alice Bezant; Designer: Simon Kenny; Lighting Designer: Johanna Town; Sound Designer: Andrea Cox; Video Designer: Dan Light; Costume Supervisor: Teri Buxton; Casting Director: Gabrielle Dawes CDG

ONE LAST PUSH: 15 February – 9 March

Backstage Tour: Saturday 9 March 11am

BSL/ Captioned: Tuesday 5 March 7:30pm

Audio Described and Touch Tours: Thursday 7 March at 2:15pm and  7:30pm

Venue: Salisbury Playhouse, Malthouse Lane, SP2 7RA

Futher Information: One Last Push | A new comedy by Chris Chibnall | Wiltshire Creative