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Just in time for the festive season

Galleon Theatre Group is proudly presenting a special season of Alan Ayckbourn's hugely popular 1980 play 'Season's Greetings' this November.

'Season's Greetings' is a hilarious comedy about the rows, tears, forced merriment and crises of Christmas family reunions! It is a great way to kick-start the festive season!


Neville Bunker and his wife Belinda are the hosts, entertaining a former colleague of Neville's (Eddie) and his heavily pregnant wife (Patti). Both marriages are desperately unhappy, the husbands are complacent bores and the wives feeling unloved and neglected. Other guests include Neville's alcoholic sister (Phyllis) and her hopeless GP of a husband (Bernard), the latter preparing for his annual puppet show, and Belinda's virginal unmarried sister (Rachel), who has invited her new boyfriend (Clive).

The explosive cherry on the comic cake is Neville's near-psychopathic security guard of an uncle (Harvey), who wears a knife strapped to his calf, is giving all the kiddies guns for Christmas and has prepared a few nasty surprises for the grown-ups too!


'Season's Greetings' is the fourth Ayckbourn comedy Galleon has staged and Kym Clayton is back in the director's chair again. Kym is a great lover of the works of Ayckbourn and has very successfully directed two of Galleon's past Ayckbourn productions 'Time of My Life' and 'Bedroom Farce' (both garnered nominations from ATG). He has also directed 'Relatively Speaking' for Blackwood Players.

Bringing this play to life is a wonderful cast of talented actors including Lindsay Dunn as Harvey, Adrian Heness as Eddie, Charlotte Batty as Pattie, Brian Godfrey as Bernard, Scott Battersby as Neville, Jo St Clair as Phyllis, Simon Lancione as Clive, Mari Nield as Belinda and Maxine Grubel as Rachel.

'Season's Greetings' was recently revived in London at the National Theatre to great acclaim, proving how Ayckbourn's popularity never seems to wane. Like Galleon's past productions of Ayckbourn's comedies, 'Season's Greetings' is sure to be a sellout this festive season.


Don't miss this opportunity to see 'Season's Greetings' live on stage - tickets are now on sale.

'Season's Greetings' will play at the Domain Theatre from 2 to 11 November 2017 - choose from the following performances:

  • Thursday 2nd November 2017 to Saturday 4th November 2017, 8.00pm

  • Thursday 9th November 2017 to Friday 10th November 2017, 8.00pm

  • Saturday 11th November 2017, 2.00pm

  • Saturday 11th November 2017 8.00pm - upstairs seating only available

  • Preview Wednesday 1st November 2017 8.00pm - limited numbers; online bookings only

    Tickets are priced as follows: $24, $20 concession (Pensioners and Seniors) and Preview $18 (limited numbers; online bookings only)

    To make a booking, please visit TryBooking or email bookings@galleon.org.au. If you require Cabaret Seating, please request when booking.

    For more information on the production and ticketing options, please visit www.galleon.org.au and www.facebook.com/GalleonTheatreGroupAdelaide


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    When: 1, 2, 3, 4, 9, 10 & 11 November 2017
    Where: Domain Theatre, 287 Diagonal Rd, Oaklands Park SA 5046
    Cost: $24 adults, $20 concession, $18 preview
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