A KICK IN THE BAUBLES by Gordon Steel
January 26, 27, 28 2017
And so to our second production of the season, as you may have seen in our previous post we are excited that Gareth Tudor-Price has offered to assist in the staging of this play. Gareth is a freelance theatre director and producer and a longtime friend of the Petuaria Players. He was artistic director at Hull Truck for nearly 10 years during which he commissioned, developed and directed this play for its first production in 2005. Read more here.
As for the play: It’s another peaceful Christmas in the Bailey household, but chestnuts aren’t roasting on an open fire. And, although a Silent Night would be welcome, all is not calm and all is certainly not bright.
Frank does not wish it could be Christmas every day – in fact, he’s dreading the arrival of his snobbish in-laws who only ever bring a single bottle of wine for the entire festivities. Throw in a couple of larger-than-life neighbours, let the drink flow merrily, and everything is set for a car-crash Christmas.
A hilarious antidote to your recent Christmas produced by Janet Drewery with artistic direction and input from Gareth Tudor Price.
Cast: (order of appearance) Steve Howland, Jayne Hewson, Rob Newton, Dianne Turner, Adam Craven, Tom Fryer, Wendy Fairburn, Rachel Miller.