Our production of Alan Aykbourn's Seasons Greetings is two thirds complete! A sold out house last night, and our final production tonight. After our first performance, we received a lovely review form a former WARTs member Roella Trudgill, who performed in a previous production of the same play (such a small world!)
"Seasons Greetings by Alan Ayckbourn performed by WARTS 6/12/18 at Botesdale Village Hall The most noticeable skill of playwright Alan Ayckbourn is his writing of his observations of life and Seasons Greetings is no exception.
"It highlights the stresses and strains when several family members are together in such a close proximity for a few days over the festive period This is the third time Wortham and Redgrave Theatrical Society, WARTS, have performed this in 26 years. In the first one I had the privilege of playing heavily pregnant Pattie!
"This performance saw Rob Backhouse play businessman, Neville, who has an obsession of mending things.Victoria Curry played his very frustrated wife Belinda Alison Dumbell plays a sozzled middle aged woman who because of this gets easily confused especially about engine drivers. Her husband, Bernard, who is a self confessed incompetent Dr, and even worse puppeteer, is played by Graham Freeman. Leslie Dumbell, who 26 years ago played my husband Eddie, this time took the role of Harvey an intolerant former security guard, which was played by Frank Sheehan 26 years ago. The shy unassuming secretary of the book society, Rachel, was portrayed by Carys Allen. This time Eddie, a former employee of Neville, was played by Derrick Mitchell. Helen O’Neill saw her self being cast as heavily pregnant Pattie for the second time having performed it 20 years ago. Former West Suffolk drama student William Rice gave a well polished performance as young writer Clive.
"All in all a typical fun Ayckbourn production including some scenes that may be all too familiar for a few members of the audience. The cast was well directed by Keith Charman with an excellent stage management, lighting and sound team. It continues tonight and tomorrow evening. Roella Trudgill"
If you haven;t seen it, you have one more chance!