Season's Greetings

The RoundTheatre

When families get together to celebrate a special occasion, there’s a danger that all hell will break loose.

Credits:

Written and Directed by Alan Ayckbourn
Designer: Kevin Jenkins
Lighting Designer: Jason Taylor
Casting Director: Sarah Hughes

Price: From £10

Sponsored by:

Season's Greetings Image
25 July - 28 September 2019
BUY NOW

When families get together to celebrate a special occasion, there’s a danger that all hell will break loose. Particularly if you happen to be trapped for several days with all your relatives and copious amounts of alcohol...

Neville and Belinda are hosting their extended family over a long weekend. The presence of two tyrannical uncles – Bernard, whose ham-fisted annual puppet shows are a source of dread to young and old alike, and TV addict Harvey – promises to stir up trouble from the start. And that’s before you add to the mix
broken toys, creaking marriages and guest novelist Clive, whose relationship with Belinda’s sister Rachel is going nowhere, causing him to look for love elsewhere.

Directed by the author, this is the first time that the Stephen Joseph Theatre has staged Season’s Greetings since its premiere here in 1980. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see a sparkling new production of a classic Ayckbourn comedy.


What the critics said about the National Theatre’s 2010
production of Season’s Greetings:

‘One of his finest works’
The Daily Telegraph

‘Mordantly hilarious… a classic of drunken disasters and misrouted passions’
The Independent

dates

Thursday 25 July 2019, 7.30pm

Friday 26 July 2019, 7.30pm

Saturday 27 July 2019, 1.30pm

Saturday 27 July 2019, 7.30pm

Wednesday 31 July 2019, 7.30pm

Thursday 1 August 2019, 1.30pm

Thursday 1 August 2019, 7.30pm

Monday 5 August 2019, 7.30pm

Tuesday 6 August 2019, 7.30pm

Wednesday 7 August 2019, 7.30pm

Thursday 8 August 2019, 2.30pm

Thursday 8 August 2019, 7.30pm

Friday 9 August 2019, 7.30pm

Saturday 10 August 2019, 2.30pm

Saturday 10 August 2019, 7.30pm

Monday 12 August 2019, 7.30pm

Tuesday 13 August 2019, 7.30pm

Wednesday 14 August 2019, 7.30pm

Thursday 15 August 2019, 1.30pm

Thursday 15 August 2019, 7.30pm

Friday 16 August 2019, 7.30pm

Saturday 17 August 2019, 2.30pm

Monday 19 August 2019, 7.30pm

Tuesday 20 August 2019, 7.30pm

Wednesday 21 August 2019, 7.30pm

Thursday 22 August 2019, 1.30pm

Thursday 22 August 2019, 7.30pm

Friday 23 August 2019, 7.30pm

Saturday 24 August 2019, 2.30pm

Saturday 24 August 2019, 7.30pm

Monday 26 August 2019, 7.30pm

Tuesday 27 August 2019, 7.30pm

Wednesday 28 August 2019, 7.30pm

Thursday 29 August 2019, 1.30pm

Thursday 29 August 2019, 7.30pm

Wednesday 11 September 2019, 7.30pm

Thursday 12 September 2019, 1.30pm

Saturday 14 September 2019, 7.30pm

Thursday 19 September 2019, 7.30pm

Friday 20 September 2019, 7.30pm

Saturday 21 September 2019, 2.30pm

Wednesday 25 September 2019, 7.30pm

Thursday 26 September 2019, 1.30pm

Saturday 28 September 2019, 7.30pm

What else is on in Theatre?

23 February

Presented production

Morgan & West amaze and astound with their mind boggling magic!

READ MORE

1 March

SJT production

Read all about our 2019 shows here - on sale 1 March or 15 Feb for Circle members!

READ MORE

1 March - 2 March 2019

OutReach production

"Who'd want to join in building a f***ing playground?"

READ MORE

4 March - 6 March 2019

Presented production

Meet Dan, Ben and Sami. Three men wrestling with demons, life, each other.

READ MORE

7 March

Presented production

It's therapy you can dance to!

READ MORE

8 March - 9 March 2019

Presented production

OperaUpClose's hugely acclaimed, 2011 Olivier-Award winning, new English version of Puccini’s La Bohème.

READ MORE

12 March - 16 March 2019

Presented production

This production of Shakespeare’s glorious romantic comedy is sure to capture your hearts this spring!

READ MORE

13 March - 14 March 2019

Presented production

Want to change the world? You have one vote. Use it wisely.

READ MORE

21 March - 22 March 2019

SJT production

What is Freedom? What makes us feel free, what doesn’t?

READ MORE

23 March

SJT production

A collection of short plays based on young people’s own experiences of growing up in Scarborough.

READ MORE

28 March - 20 April 2019

SJT production

Josie Botting is celebrating her birthday... but as a work-from-home dominatrix she’s lost the will to dominate...

READ MORE

5 April

Presented production

A new folk opera by Neil Gore and John Kirkpatrick

READ MORE

8 April - 9 April 2019

Presented production

A punchy and poetic exploration of family, race, identity and love.

READ MORE

16 April - 20 April 2019

OutReach production

A lively, fun and interactive version of the Aesop's Fable about an impossible race.

READ MORE

1 May - 2 May 2019

SJT production

If you could re-write your past, would you?

READ MORE

4 May

SJT production

Big hearted and quick-witted poems from a raconteur at the top of his game.

READ MORE

7 May

SJT production

Violet is a new play about human connection and inter-generational friendships.

READ MORE

8 May

Presented production

A showcase of play excerpts, directed and performed by professional and emerging talent.

READ MORE

9 May

SJT production

John Hegley returns to the SJT with a delightful familiy show full of songs, drawings and poems.

READ MORE

14 May

SJT production

A one-man musical comedy by award-winning duo Tom Wells (words) and Matthew Robins (music).

READ MORE

15 May

SJT production

What do you think would happen if you knocked on a stranger’s door and offered to write them a poem?

READ MORE

20 May - 22 May 2019

SJT production

A lighthouse keeper lives on a desolate outcrop surrounded by stormy seas.

READ MORE

23 May - 31 May 2019

SJT production

Oscar Wilde’s classic masterpiece is dazzlingly adapted with your choice of casting!

READ MORE

28 May - 29 May 2019

SJT production

This musical egg-stravaganza is bursting with puppetry, magic and illusions... and water guns!

READ MORE

30 May - 1 June 2019

SJT production

The Sign of Four is Conan Doyle’s epic second Sherlock Holmes tale. Crammed with adventure, romance, comedy.

READ MORE

4 June

SJT production

An Award Winning comedy set in an Indian restaurant

READ MORE

5 June

SJT production

There’s nothing else for it but to defy dementia, with music, songs and laughter.

READ MORE

8 June

Presented production

If your children could create their very own magical musical adventure, what would it be?

READ MORE

8 June

Presented production

Spontaneous musical comedy at its absolute finest, returning in 2019.

READ MORE

20 June - 3 August 2019

SJT production

The ultimate feel-good comedy, with live music and tap dancing!

READ MORE

27 July - 24 August 2019

SJT production

Lottie adores stories... imagine her surprise when one morning she wakes up to find herself lost in Bookland!

READ MORE

3 September

SJT production

After refusing to register his child’s birth, Strawman embarks on a personal and legal battle in order to keep his child.

READ MORE

4 September - 5 October 2019

SJT production

As ingenious in its construction as any of his previous plays, Birthdays Past, Birthdays Present is Ayckbourn's 83rd play!

READ MORE

10 September

SJT production

This is a play based on experiences of being a transracial adoptee from Hong Kong and growing up in a very white world.

READ MORE

13 September - 14 September 2019

SJT production

An explosive and passionate portrait of a young heroine of our times.

READ MORE

17 September

SJT production

This fast-paced, electric script is from award-winning playwright Ben Snyder, who is currently writing for Netflix.

READ MORE

24 September

SJT production

Feminist academic Laura returns to work following the death of her father.

READ MORE

29 September

SJT production

To mark his 80th birthday, enjoy a look back on some of the 20 or so family and children’s plays written by Alan Ayckbourn.

READ MORE

3 October - 19 October 2019

SJT production

Thrilling, chilling and witty, examining afresh the eternal question of whether we ever really change how we’re made.

READ MORE

14 October - 19 October 2019

SJT production

A laugh out loud comedy about trying to find a moment of calm in these challenging times.

READ MORE

5 December - 29 December 2019

SJT production

There’ll be songs, swords, talking vegetables, the Boyes’ Santa and a giant mechanical crab... called Susan.

READ MORE
social spotlight

Theatre and entertainment is all about socialising and sharing those special and memorable moments. Get involved across social platforms.

funded by
Arts Council England
Whitby-Scarborough-Filey Borough of Scarborough
Discover Yorkshire Coast