THE HOSPITAL PLAYERS 

Scunthorpe's Oldest Amateur Dramatics Group - Established 1943

122nd Production


Season's Greetings


By Alan Ayckbourn


Tuesday 15th - Saturday 19th April 1986

Half a dozen relatives and friends are spending Christmas with Neville and Belinda. The presence of children is always felt, though never seen.

Petty, and not so petty, squabbles break out. Rifled Christmas presents, unpredictable mechanical toys, a chaotically incompetent puppet show and a midnight love scene combine to make this a prime example of Ayckbourn's ability to blend comedy and tragedy and to hold the mirror up to nature with only the faintest distortion.

Ayckbourn reigns supreme.

Cast

Neville

Belinda, his wife

Phyllis, his sister

Harvey, his Uncle

Bernard, Phyllis's husband

Rachel, Belinda's sister

Eddie

Pattie, Eddie's wife

Clive

Chris Hagg

Karen Preston

Joan Brown

Chris Freer

David Elford

Mandy Hewes

Paul Dennis

Gill Watson

Simon Walton

Production Team

Director

Stage Manager

Assistant Stage Manager

Properties

 

 

Set Design

Set Construction and Painting

 

 

 

Lighting

 

Sound

The Puppet Theatre

Press Publicity

Displays

 

Programme

Advance Booking

Front of House Manager

Box Office

Alan Tasker

Bill Bateson

Jacky Bacon

Dennis Parsons

Diane Bolton

Debbie Buttrick

David Elford

Bill Bateson

Brian Lewis

Kim Taylor

Rex Howson

Mark McCubbin

John Preston

Ruth Brown

Rex Howson

Zoe Tuxworth

Chris Spindley

Zoe Tuxworth

David Elford

Margaret Tong

Jan Gregory

Phyllis Dadd

Les and Margaret Tong