A Bear Pit Theatre Production
Three married couples. Three kitchens. Three Christmas parties.
Sidney Hopcroft, a small-time tradesman, persuades his wife Jane to throw a Christmas party, hoping to find favour with a bank manager and local architect. As the celebrations get under way, class differences and naked ambition combine to hilarious effect as, one by one, the characters seek refuge in Jane’s kitchen.
Over the next two years, the Jacksons and the Brewster-Wrights take turns to host festivities. But Sidney’s star has begun to rise and roles are increasingly reversed as the cracks in the other couples’ marriages begin to show.
Alan Ayckbourn’s comic masterpiece of social climbing in 1970s suburbia fuses a potent mix of farce and black comedy.
Directed by Vanessa Comer
14+ (Contains adult themes)
There will be a Socially Distanced Performance on Saturday 11 & 18 December at 2:30pm
A reduced capacity auditorium supporting our more vulnerable audiences. You will be seated with an empty row in front and behind you and with one empty seat between parties. We will ask you to wear a mask throughout your visit unless exempt. Please phone the Box Office on 01789 333935 to book tickets for this performance.
10 - 18 December 2021
The Bear Pit Theatre
Monday to Friday Midday-6pm
In person at:
The Bear Pit Theatre Box Office
from one hour before the performance