Tasting Notes, Southwark Playhouse

Tasting Notes Tickets

Southwark Playhouse Borough, London
Booking to 27 August 2022
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A new musical premiering at Southwark Playhouse

If you could see one day played out in the lives of several different people, all from inside their heads, would everything be the same? During a seemingly normal 24 hours, Tasting Notes, a new musical by Richard Baker and Charlie Ryall, highlights the things we don’t see when we’re not looking.

Join us as we dip into the life of a wine bar; the people who serve us, the people who drink and the people we meet on our way to wherever we’re going.

Tasting Notes is booking until 27 August 2022 at Southwark Playhouse, London.

What is Tasting Notes about?

““Perhaps it’s not so bad if this is it..?”

LJ’s tired. She loves her bar, which is lucky because she practically lives there these days, but what if this is it? What if the wine bar is all there is, and all there ever will be, for her?

Maggie’s sick of working in hospitality. Endlessly going through the motions, day after day, in a job she’s overqualified for but couldn’t care less about.

Joe is tormented by his memories. Thank goodness LJ’s is there, just round the corner, for him to seek solace at the bottom of a bottle.

George is just fine, thank you very much. He’s living his best life. He is, shut up.

Eszter is… megküzdése. How do you say in English? She’s coping.

And Oliver… well. He’s worried about his cat. If only humans could be a bit more like animals, life would be so much easier.

Fancy a glass? Meet you at LJ’s.

Who’s in the cast of Tasting Notes?

The cast features Stephen Hoo, Sam Kipling, Wendy Morgan, Niall Ransome, Charlie Ryall and Nancy Zamit.

Creative team

Directed by Shelley Williams with music & lyrics by Richard Baker, book & lyrics by Charlie Ryall, musical direction by Richard Baker, set design by Justin Williams, and lighting design by Alex Musgrave. Production Manager is Laurel Marks.

Reviews of Tasting Notes

★★★★ “Moments of uproarious laughter to rival any London comedy show.” - Musical Theatre Review
★★★★ “The premise is new and exciting and the performances excellent.”- Box Office Radio
★★★★ “Brutally funny.” - London Box Office

Show Information

Performance dates
Booking to 27 August 2022
Age restrictions
Running time
2 hours 20 minutes (including interval)
Performance days
Evenings: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Matinees: Tuesday, Saturday

Performance information is for guidance only. Check booking calendar for details.

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Important Notes

Content Warning: References to death, loss, grief, mention of the death of an pet, emotional abuse, flashing lights, depiction of drug misuse, alcohol abuse, and violence.

Venue Information

Southwark Playhouse Borough, 77-85 Newington Causeway, London, SE1 6BD
Nearest Tube or Train: Elephant & Castle (Bakerloo line, Northern line)
Nearest Buses: 35, 40, 133, 136, 333, 343, C10, N35, N133, N343

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