Season's Greetings

The RoundApprox. 2hrs 20mins (including interval)
The Reviews Hub

When families get together to celebrate a special occasion, there’s a danger that all hell will break loose.

Credits:

Written and Directed by Alan Ayckbourn
Designer: Kevin Jenkins
Lighting Designer: Jason Taylor
Casting Director: Sarah Hughes

Key Cast:

Matt Addis as Neville
Eileen Battye as Phyllis
Rachel Caffrey as Rachel
Bill Champion as Harvey
Andy Cryer as Clive
Michael Lyle as Eddie
Frances Marshall as Belinda
Mercy Ojelade as Pattie
Leigh Symonds as Bernard

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When families get together to celebrate a special occasion, there’s a danger that all hell will break loose. Particularly if you happen to be trapped for several days with all your relatives and copious amounts of alcohol...

Neville and Belinda are hosting their extended family over a long weekend. The presence of two tyrannical uncles – Bernard, whose ham-fisted annual puppet shows are a source of dread to young and old alike, and TV addict Harvey – promises to stir up trouble from the start. And that’s before you add to the mix broken toys, creaking marriages and guest novelist Clive, whose relationship with Belinda’s sister Rachel is going nowhere, causing him to look for love elsewhere.

Directed by the author, this is the first time that the Stephen Joseph Theatre has staged Season’s Greetings since its premiere here in 1980. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see a sparkling new production of a classic Ayckbourn comedy.

Post-show Q&A - Tuesday 6 August

Dementia Friendly/Captioned Performance
- Thursday 22 August, 1.30pm
Captioned Performance - Thursday 22 August, 7.30pm
BSL Performance - Saturday 21 September, 2.30pm



★★★★
“The beauty of Ayckbourn’s writing... is to expose glimpses of the tragic elements of their individual peculiarities, seasoning comedy with compassion.”
The Observer

★★★★
“joyous mayhem… the performances are pitch-perfect”
The Reviews Hub

★★★★
“a proper laugh-out-loud play”
“clever dialogue and excruciatingly awkward personal exchanges”
“wonderfully, smoothly done”
“it will make you laugh and you’ll come out smiling”
Northern Soul

★★★★
“Hilarious”
Fairy Powered Productions

“deeply dark comedy… hugely humorous”
The Press (York)

“a savage comedy”
“a perfect present, a glorious gift, perfectly wrapped”
The Scarborough News 

“a painful, hilarious family catastrophe”
“any Ayckbourn play is guaranteed to make for an excellent evening’s entertainment. He’s a master of theatre”
“if you’re interested in theatre but have never seen an Ayckbourn play, please do!”
“Ayckbourn’s direction is detailed and meticulous”
On Magazine

“much hilarity… a wonderfully entertaining play”
The Yorkshire Times


Age guidance: 12+
Some adult themes may be discussed and/or contains some mild swearing

trailer
dates

Thursday 25 July 2019, 7.30pm

Friday 26 July 2019, 7.30pm

Saturday 27 July 2019, 2.30pm

Saturday 27 July 2019, 7.30pm

Wednesday 31 July 2019, 7.30pm

Thursday 1 August 2019, 1.30pm

Thursday 1 August 2019, 7.30pm

Monday 5 August 2019, 7.30pm

Tuesday 6 August 2019, 7.30pm

Wednesday 7 August 2019, 7.30pm

Thursday 8 August 2019, 1.30pm

Thursday 8 August 2019, 7.30pm

Friday 9 August 2019, 7.30pm

Saturday 10 August 2019, 2.30pm

Saturday 10 August 2019, 7.30pm

Monday 12 August 2019, 7.30pm

Tuesday 13 August 2019, 7.30pm

Wednesday 14 August 2019, 7.30pm

Thursday 15 August 2019, 1.30pm

Thursday 15 August 2019, 7.30pm

Friday 16 August 2019, 7.30pm

Saturday 17 August 2019, 2.30pm

Saturday 17 August 2019, 7.30pm

Monday 19 August 2019, 7.30pm

Tuesday 20 August 2019, 7.30pm

Wednesday 21 August 2019, 7.30pm

Thursday 22 August 2019, 1.30pm

Thursday 22 August 2019, 7.30pm

Friday 23 August 2019, 7.30pm

Saturday 24 August 2019, 2.30pm

Saturday 24 August 2019, 7.30pm

Monday 26 August 2019, 7.30pm

Tuesday 27 August 2019, 7.30pm

Wednesday 28 August 2019, 7.30pm

Thursday 29 August 2019, 1.30pm

Thursday 29 August 2019, 7.30pm

Wednesday 11 September 2019, 7.30pm

Thursday 12 September 2019, 1.30pm

Saturday 14 September 2019, 7.30pm

Thursday 19 September 2019, 7.30pm

Friday 20 September 2019, 7.30pm

Saturday 21 September 2019, 2.30pm

Wednesday 25 September 2019, 7.30pm

Thursday 26 September 2019, 1.30pm

Saturday 28 September 2019, 7.30pm

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