Performances - October / November 2018
by Alan Ayckbourn
directed by Fran Kendall
- Neville - Marc Calwell
- Belinda, his wife - Judi Jones
- Phyllis, his sister - Lianne Haddock
- Harvey, his uncle - Gordon Crawford
- Bernard, Phyllis's husband - Douglas Kent
- Rachel, Belinda's sister - Darienne Knight
- Eddie - Ryan Amin
- Pattie - Eddie's wife - Jen Mealing
- Clive - Graham Vale
Stage Manager - Jan Grounds
"Brilliantly combines cynicism and humor." - Sunday Express
"Superbly crafted." - Sunday Telegraph
If you are dreading a family Christmas, this play may give you nightmares.
Half a dozen friends and relatives are celebrating Christmas with Neville and Belinda. Various children are also there and, though unseen, their presence is always felt.
Petty squabbles break out and some not so petty.
The arrival of Clive, a young writer, leads to what momentarily appears to be a tragedy: Clive is shot by trigger happy Harvey who thinks he is a burglar.
Hilarious highlights include a chaotically incompetent puppet show and a midnight love scene that sets off a fearful din among mechanical Christmas toys.
Fridays @ 8pm October 19, 26 and November 2.
Saturday @ 2pm November 3.
Saturdays @ 8pm October 20, 27 and November 3.
Sundays @ 2pm October 21, 28 and November 4.
Prices: Adults $30, Concession $25, Children up to 16 $8.
An Amateur Production BY ARRANGEMENT WITH ORiGiN™ THEATRICAL, ON BEHALF OF SAMUEL FRENCH, LTD.
Opens Friday 19 October 2018.