If you enjoyed Middle Ground Theatre Company's production of Cadfael: Virgin In The Ice a while ago, then you might be glad to know of their next production coming to Eastbourne in a couple of week's time. The Holly And The Ivy is an uplifting Christmas drama, written by Wynyard Browne, and the Company has been touring the play annually for seventeen years. To be that successful, it must have something special about it!
Set around Christmas Eve and Christmas Day 1947, the story follows the family of elderly Reverend Martin Gregory as they gather together for Christmas. The faithful daughter, her estranged sister, the son in the army and two bickering old aunts make sure it’s certainly a festive period to remember! Simmering tensions, incredible revelations, and a good dose of humour make this an absorbing and uplifting drama for the whole family.
For this year's tour Stuart McGugan (It Ain't Half Hot Mum/Tutti Fruiti) will take the role of Reverend Martin Gregory and will be joined by Corrinne Wicks (Importance of being Earnest), Tom Butcher (Importance of being Earnest), Dean Smith (Waterloo Road), Sally Sanders, Alan Leith, Charlotte Hunter
Devonshire Park Theatre, Tue 26th to Sat 30th Nov, 19:45.
Wed and Sat matinees, 14:30.
Tickets various prices, available online, by calling 01323 412000, or in person at the Box Office and Eastbourne Tourist Information Centre.