October 2013 – Season’s Greetings

Play Name
Season’s Greetings
Alan Ayckbourn
Performance Start Date
Wednesday, 2 October, 2013
Performance End Date
Saturday, 5 October, 2013
Harrogate Studio Theatre
Stuart Kellett, Assistant Director, Judith Kenley
  • Belinda - Clare Evans-Argent
  • Neville - Mike Crewe
  • Phyllis - Judy Methven
  • Bernard - Chris Rawson
  • Pattie - Claire Hadden
  • Eddie - Elliot Benn
  • Harvey - John Glyn Jones
  • Rachel - Lesley Wheal
  • Clive - Bob Mallow
  • Stage Manager - Charlotte Clarke
  • Props - Angela Mayes,Cathy Hellas
  • Prompt - Marion Jones
  • Set Build And Design - John Branton, John Glyn Jones, Malcolm Wright
  • Costume - Sheila McIntosh, Kevin Walker

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.