Directed by Sandie Campbell
Auditions in July & August. Details here
Set over a three-day period from 23rd to 25th December.
Goff has volunteered, yet again, to dress up as Santa and hand out presents at the old folk’s home and someone has stolen his jacket and trousers. Helen has brought her dog Trumpton (who is aptly named) for the Christmas holidays.
Kathy is coming to stay for Christmas and is bringing her ‘friend’ Crispin and her two cats because the cattery is closed (as the lady who runs it dropped dead in the Bran tub in Santa’s grotto).
Fiona (Goff’s daughter) and Jimmy are home from Australia for the first time in 30 years and Goff has not forgiven her for running off to Australia with Jimmy and never returning tools he borrowed.
Martin has bought an enormous Christmas tree ‘off the back of a lorry’ and has invited the new neighbours Monica and Chapman in for a drink, who turn out to be barking mad.
Margaret is the peacemaker doing her best to hold it all together, but when the dog runs off with the turkey she loses the plot.
Presents are exchanged, none of which are appropriately thought out, charades are played with quite a bit of cheating. The alcohol flows, tongues are loosened and buried resentments rear their ugly heads. All in all…a traditional family Christmas!