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Season’s Greetings (1994)

Season’s Greetings
by Alan Ayckbourn
21 – 26 February 1994
Directed by Ian Macdonald

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.


Neville – Kevin Fraser
Belinda, his wife – Jean Spinks
Phyllis, his sister – Pauline Ellard
Harvey, his uncle – Peter Richardson
Dr Bernard Longstaff, Phyllis’s husband – Graeme Horner
Rachel, Belinda’s sister – Judith Brace
Eddie – Keith Jarman
Pattie, Eddie’s wife – Shelley Peters
Clive Morris – Philip Vandergucht


Set Design and Construction – Deborah Hurst, Bob Gritton
Stage Manager – Deborah Hurst
Assistant Stage Manager – Clive Spinks
Props – Pamela Horner
Wardrobe – Marjorie Sawyer, Carole Bramall
Lighting – Alan Hunt
Sound – Tom Bramall