Archives - Season’s Greetings

by Alan Ayckbourn

Directed by Keith Bridgeman

Saturday 30th December 1989 – Saturday 6th January 1990 in the Auditorium

Christmas is a time of joy to all mankind, but an Ayckbourn Christmas…

Poor Bernard’s earnest contribution is this year’s puppet show, the latest in a long line of excruciating entertainments that the children loathe even more than the adults; meanwhile his wife flambés the kitchen. The two sisters both fall for the ingenious young writer Clive and the midnight love-making scene amongst the noisy presents leads to a hilariously embarrassing climax after which he is shot by trigger-happy Harvey.

An amusing and well-observed glimpse of the English family Christmas.

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Part of the Barn’s 1989/1990 season

Presented by The Barn Theatre Club

Cast

Neville-Dick Breeze
Belinda-Wendy Bage
Phyllis-Jo Davies
Harvey-Alan Francis
Bernard-Brian Carman
Rachel-Hazel Halliday
Eddie-Mike Smith
Pattie-Jenny Miles
Clive-Alan Southgate

Creative team

Director-Keith Bridgeman
Design-Michael McKever
Lighting Design-Andrew Baker
Sound-Stephen Wilson
Michael Merry
Stage Manager-Norman Merry
Assistant Stage Managers-Peter Merry
Simon Wallace
Prompter-Frances Chown
Lighting Assistants-Trevor Wallace
Graham King
Costumes-Anne Classey
Properties-Jean Amato
Iris Marshall
Set Construction-Michael McKever
Denis Petch
Pat Finch
Backstage Coffee-Jane Gordon
Puppets and their Theatre Created-Isla Petch
Denis Petch
Production Secretary-Lilian Allman

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