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Full-Length Play, Comedy  /  4f, 5m

"Brilliantly combines cynicism and humor." - Sunday Express

"Superbly crafted." - Sunday Telegraph

  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    4f, 5m
  • SubGenre
    Subgenre
    Christmas/Holiday
  • Suggested Use
    Suggested Use
    • UIL Approved
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Half a dozen friends and relatives are celebrating Christmas with Neville and Belinda. Various children are also there and, though unseen, their presence is always felt. Petty squabbles break out and some not so petty. The arrival of Clive, a young writer, leads to what momentarily appears to be a tragedy: Clive is shot by trigger happy Harvey who thinks he is a burglar. Hilarious highlights include a chaotically incompetent puppet show and a midnight love scene that sets off a fearful din among mechanical Christmas toys.
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"Brilliantly combines cynicism and humor." - Sunday Express

"Superbly crafted." - Sunday Telegraph

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Alan Ayckbourn

2017 marks the 60th anniversary of Alan Ayckbourn joining the Library Theatre company in Scarborough, of which he was the Artistic Director for 37 years and where he made both his professional playwriting in 1959 and his directorial debut in 1961.

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