National Operatic &
| 'Seasons Greetings' |
by Alan Ayckbourn
7:30pm Wednesday 5th - Saturday 8th December, 2012
Directed by Philip Amor
Alan Ayckbourn’s hilarious and often poignant twist on a family Christmas.
Concerns the antics of three married couples, a loopy Uncle, an unmarried sister and her visiting writer friend – all staying together over Christmas - provide all the ingredients one could need for a very funny play
Christmas at Belinda and Neville’s
house with Neville’s sister Phyllis and her husband Bernard, a
doctor whose annual puppet shows are dreaded by young and old alike,
Uncle Harvey, a slightly senile retired security guard and a
television-addict; Neville’s friend Eddie and his pregnant wife
A clandestine love scene under the Christmas Tree amongst the Christmas presents which goes terribly wrong, a disastrous epic puppet show, the cooking and Christmas games provide rich opportunities for humour.
But nice light and shade too with poignant and moving reflections on failure in relationships.
Top left to right: Julia Webb (Phyllis),
Bernard Taylor (Harvey), Deborah Addicott (Pattie) Trevor Roman
(Neville) Peter Green (Bernard) Annette Rees (Rachael) Paul Taylor
Review: Season’s Greetings