November 9 - November 24
Bookings: (07) 3399 5855
This fast paced comedy revolves around a group of family and friends who meet to celebrate a traditional Christmas. Into their midst a guest arrives whose presence both disturbs and delights the group. Hilarious action under the Christmas tree, an unforgettable puppet show and masterly action by an ageing uncle combine to show Ayckbourn at his entertaining best.
'Tis the night before Christmas... and the stress-levels are soaring!It's the family Christmas get together that goes horribly wrong for Nev and Belinda. His tipsy sister is burning a leg of lamb and the gun-toting Uncle Harvey fights a constant battle against the criminal element and the television set.
Can things get worse? Of course they can! With the most inept puppet show ever, a budding romance ruined by the children's toys and not to mention attempted murder!
Alan Ayckbourn is one of the most prolific and widely performed of English language playwrights and a highly regarded theatre director. He is the artistic director of the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough, where he premieres the majority of his work. Alan Ayckbourn has written 70 full length plays, more than half of which have gone on to London's West End. He has directed more than 300 professional productions including the West End premieres of the majority of his plays. He is an Olivier and Moliere Award winning playwright whose plays have achieved success throughout the world.
Luke Monsour has directed and appeared in numerous plays for Villanova Players. His most recent appearance was as Nick Cristano in "Over the River and Through the Woods" in 2007. He directed the Players' first show at the Morningside Theatre, the highly acclaimed "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" in 2004.
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Morningside Campus of the Southbank Institute of TAFE,
Clearview Terrace, Morningside
Evenings at 8pm
Fri 9th, Sat 10th,
Thur 15th, Fri 16th, Sat 17th,
Thur 22nd, Fri 23rd, Sat 24th November
Matinees at 2pm
Sat 17th, Sun 18th,
Sat 24th November