A co-production with English Touring Theatre and Rose Theatre Kingston.
Rules are broken, lies are told and secrets exposed. Everyone creates their own rules for living. But what happens when an extended family gathers in the kitchen for a traditional Christmas and each of them rigidly follows those rules?
In Sam Holcroft’s hilarious comedy, the rules acquire a life of their own. There becomes no place to hide as long-held rivalries and resentments rise to the surface, accusations fly, and relationships fall apart.
Royal & Derngate welcomes back former Associate Director, the Evening Standard Award-winning Simon Godwin (Regeneration) to direct this brilliant and darkly funny play, in collaboration with the producing team with whom we recently won the 2016 UK Theatre Award for Best Touring Production for The Herbal Bed.
- Audio Described
"INGENIOUS AND INSIGHTFUL"
"A SHARP, SARDONIC DOMESTIC COMEDY THAT PUTS A FAMILY THROUGH THE CHRISTMAS WRINGER"
"A HILARIOUS AYCKBOURN-STYLE FAMILY COMEDY"