Venue : Redditch Palace Theatre
Date : November 2015
Genre : Comedy
Assistant Stage Manager
Front of House
Wythall Theatre Company present SEASON’S GREETINGS
A comedy by Alan Ayckbourn
Alan Ayckbourn’s masterly Season’s Greetings offers a seriously entertaining look at the misery and high jinks of an average family Christmas.
Belinda endures a stale relationship with Neville – he being always too busy fiddling with anything mechanical out in his shed – so she resorts to flapping about the house and constantly dressing the Christmas tree. They have invited their family for the traditional Christmas celebration.
Presiding over the festivities are two warring uncles, one a kindly, incompetent doctor with an interminable puppet show to perform; the other a bullying retired security guard who dominates the TV, brings toy guns for his nieces and determines there’s a thief in their midst.
Cheating at snakes and ladders, fighting over comic books, a bungled infidelity beneath the tree. Christmas has arrived in the Bunker household along with family and friends. But as the children lurk just out of sight, it’s the adults who are letting the side down.
All the ingredients are present for a season of not-so-goodwill!
Tickets Tues Eve all seats £10.00* Wed- Fri Eves £12.00*.
*inclusive of booking fee 75p per ticket up to a maximum of £3
Age: Suitable for 13+
Publicity Release by Palace Theatre, Redditch, Theatre Website
What the audience said...
"Well done WTC in bringing Ayckbourn's Season's Greetings to the Palace Stage. Great interpretation of the various dysfunctional characters celebrating a family Christmas brings laughs aplenty throughout the evening. A brilliant set from Jason sets the scene of urban domesticity which is blown apart over the Festive season. Congratulations also go to Richard Frazer in his directorial debut for the company. Hopefully not his last. I am always proud of the high standards of work achieved by the company. Well done and enjoy the rest of the run." PH
"Wow! Season's Greetings was a real theatrical treat! Slick production, excellent direction and perfect characterisation by a very talented cast. The set and properties were perfect. I can't think of anything more to comment on only that I really enjoyed it! Thank you WTC you never disappoint and once again you have put on a (Christmas) cracker!" MB
"Well done to the super talented Wythall Theatre Company on Seasons Greetings. Great direction from Richard, a wonderful Jason set and great performances all round. I recommend you get a ticket for a real tonic of laughs." TL
"Congratulations and bravo on a brilliant production! Top marks must go to Richard Frazer for succinct and precise directing very ably supported by Val Archer. To all the fantastic cast and amazing crew. Jason Trombley for yet another superb set. It is not often do I get the chance to sit in the audience and watch a particular show for the 'first' time! But Wow what a real treat. I laughed so much and thoroughly enjoyed it all. Well done all of you. Enjoy the rest of the run guys." AC
I just want to congratulate you all on a superb performance last night. I've seen a lot of rehearsals but last night was the best I've ever seen you do it. But, onwards and upwards .... we've got another one to work on for the spring. Well done Richard excellent job." CM
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