Tea Tree Players
Tea Tree Players Theatre


Written By: Alan Ayckbourn
Directed By: Samuel Creighton

It's Christmas, and Beth Timms is mourning the recent death of her health and safety officer husband, Gordon. Beth's sister-in-law Connie and son Martin have come to stay, determined to ensure that she should have a stress-free Christmas, but between Connie's drinking problem and Martin's unspeaking and emotionally volatile girlfriend Ella, their intentions prove to be short-lived.
Only David, the local vicar, provides Beth with any comfort, but when he says a prayer for her bereavement he unwittingly summons Gordon's ghost to return to the family home. Gordon has been busy implementing health and safety measures in the afterlife and is now determined to stick around to help Beth manage her affairs. It soon becomes apparent, however, that his return is not altogether welcome.
The view that Beth cannot manage without Gordon is shared by most of the characters – Connie, David, Martin, and Gordon himself – with Beth alone in believing she's coping that only grows stronger by the minute.

Approx. Running Time: 120 Minutes
Suitable for ages: 13 and above

Performance Dates:
8pm, Wednesday the 13th to the 16th of February, 2019
8pm, Tuesday the 19th to the 23rd of February, 2019
2:30pm Matinee on both Saturdays (16th and 23rd)

Tea Tree Players Theatre
Gate One, Tilley Recreational Park
(Corner of Yatala Vale and Hancock Roads)
Surrey Downs

Box Office : 8289 5266
At the Theatre between 10am and 1pm Tuesdays and Thursdays

Adults $17
Concession $15