Galleon Theatre Group
Written By: ALAN AYCKBOURN
Directed By: KYM CLAYTON
The play begins on Christmas Eve. Harvey and Bernard argue over the violence shown in a film on TV while Neville and Eddie obsess over building remote controlled Christmas Tree lights; all the men largely ignoring their wives. Rachel becomes anxious over the late arrival of Clive, eventually leaving the house to look for him. When Clive arrives he meets Belinda and they swiftly develop a mutual attraction.
Throughout Christmas Day Clive grows closer to Belinda and more distant from Rachel. Finally around midnight, after a drunken game of snakes and ladders when Belinda and Clive believe everyone has gone to bed, they attempt to have sex in the sitting room but they are thwarted when they set off a toy drumming bear which rouses everyone else.
On Boxing Day, Bernard goes through the rehearsal of a dreadful puppet production of The Three Little Pigs. But after only two of the sixteen scenes, Harvey grabs the puppets and begins a fight, enraging Bernard.
On the 27th, Clive tries to sneak off first thing in the morning but Harvey shoots him, mistaking him for a looter. Bernard incompetently pronounces him dead. When Clive recovers, he is taken to hospital, leaving Neville and Belinda together, Neville having chosen to ignore what happened.
Offering a seriously entertaining look at the misery and high jinks of an average family Christmas, Season's Greetings, from the ever popular writing of Alan Ayckbourn, gives us an hilarious kick start to the run up to Christmas.
Approx. Running Time: 2.5 Hrs (with interval)
Suitable for ages: Adult humour
Preview Night : Wed 1st Nov 2017
Opening Night : Thrs 2nd Nov
Then : Fri 3rd, Sat 4th , all @ 8.00pm
Matinee on Sunday 5th Nov @ 2.00pm
then : Thrs 9th, Fri 10th & Sat 11th all @ 8.00pm
Marion Cultural Centre
187 Diagonal Road
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