Season's Greetings performance 'offers laughter aplenty'
Theatre goers in need of a pick-me-up in the new year could attend a Season's Greetings performance in London, according to one reviewer.
Gay City News journalist Andy Humm described how the dysfunctional family featured in the story should make people feel better if they have had some difficult experiences with relatives over the festive holidays.
He observed that the show delivers plenty of laughs, but does not shy away from the more serious aspects of the breakdown of relationships in modern society.
"The winning ensemble, including comic Catherine Tate as the conflicted host Belinda, Jenna Russell [as] a major drunk and Oliver Chris as Belinda's hot date, captures both [laughter and sadness]," remarked Mr Humm.
Directed by Marianne Elliot, the play was written by Alan Aykbourn, whose other productions include Haunting Julia, Absent Friends and Bedroom Farce.
Season's Greetings, which is backed by the National Theatre, will be playing at the Lyttleton until March 13th 2011.