Season’s Greetings by Alan Ayckbourn

Tue 17th January to Sat 21st January 2017

Cracking cast put on a treat on stage .

“Harborough Theatre’s production of Season’s Greetings did not disappoint and included some cracking performances from members of Market Harborough Drama Society. It centred around a festive family get-together, which ended up anything but festive.

The cast of nine each had clearly drawn and contrasting characters, which were at times hilarious and yet sad if you scratched below the surface.

Rod Scribbins as obnoxious Uncle Harvey and Barbara Lloyd as alcoholic Phyllis. stood out. The former was consistently revolting, yet funny, and the latter squeezed out every ounce of alcohol-infused humour.

Real-life couple James and Kay Carpenter played party hosts Neville and Belinda convincingly, displaying a myriad of emotions.

The arrival of Clive the author, played solidly by Nick Saint, heralded trouble, which led to an hilarious scene under the Christmas tree.

Tony Price as Bernard, and Julie Stanwell as a whining friend, excelled in the hilarious puppet show. Helen Foreman was appealing in her emotional mess and Ian Spencer gave a beautifully laid back performance as Eddie.

Season’s Greetings was directed by Sue Waller and she ensured this was a night of great entertainment.”

Review by Gordon Birch
Harborough Mail