It’s Christmas, the season of goodwill to all men and Neville and Belinda have a houseful. But what a houseful! Belinda’s nervy younger sister is down for the holiday with Clive, her arty new boyfriend, in tow along with Neville’s hapless best mate and his very pregnant wife. Then there’s Uncle Harvey who thinks he’s in the SAS, Aunt Phyllis who’s giving the cooking sherry a hammering and Uncle Bernard, who’s going to insist on performing his annual,awful, festive puppet show. The tree lights are on the blink, the presents are still to be wrapped, war is being waged over who gets possession of the remote control and Neville’s retreated to his shed. Meanwhile Clive and Belinda are discovering there’s more than one sort of surprise beneath the Christmas Tree – and it’s still only Christmas Eve!
In typical Ayckbourn fashion, “Season’s Greetings” is an hilarious and occasionally painful comedy about the perils and pitfalls of a Traditional Family Christmas. Seasons Greetings was revived in 2010 at the National Theatre starring David Tenant and Catherine Tate to great acclaim.
Alan Ayckbourn has spent his life in theatre, rarely if ever tempted by television or film, which perhaps explains why he continues to be so prolific. To date he has written 77 plays, and his work has been translated into over 35 languages, is performed on stage and television throughout the world, and has won countless awards. He was knighted in 1997 for services to the theatre.
Performances from Thurs 26th – Sat 28th Nov 2015 at the Darby & Joan Hall, Finkle Street, Cottingham
Tickets go on sale from Monday 19th October 2015