Season’s Greetings

The November 2016 production was ‘Season’s Greetings’, by Alan Ayckbourn. Directed by Sam Fox and Wendy Thomas.

The play was a black, though often farcical, comedy about the quarrels, forced merriment, and calamities of a dysfunctional Christmas family reunion. Set over Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day, half a dozen friends and relatives were celebrating Christmas with Neville and Belinda. unknown

The cast and crew had a fantastic time preparing and performing this production at St. Teilo’s Church Hall, The Glebe, Bishopston on Friday 18th, Saturday 19th, Thursday 24th, Friday 25th and Saturday 26th November 2016.


Belinda – Sian Cole
Neville – Tony Currell
Rachel – Heather Cooper
Harvey – Barry Cooper
Pattie – Helen Gwilliam
Eddie – Steve Nelson
Bernard – Roger Bell
Phyllis – Doreen Davies
Clive – Steve Richardson

Saturday nights review

Our extremely popular food night took on a festive twist this time.  A cold, drizzly, November night was soon forgotten as a sold out audience entered the warmth of St Teilos church hall last night.  A buffet supplied by local family caterers “Dillys” offered a choice of tasty, festive nibbles accompanied by a warm mince pie in the interval.

Laughs were a plenty as a cast of well loved and experienced BATS actors staged a comedy with some poignant moments, about the joys of family members getting together over Christmas.  Each character had been well written and the actors were evidently enjoying the chance to play quite varied roles.  The array of props, 80’s costumes combined with some challenging lighting and sound can’t have made rehearsing the play easy, however the results are fantastic and produce a play not to be missed.
Some of our great team behind the scenes














Directors Blog   I have never seen so many props in one play, the green room looks like the backstage of the RSC!  Rehearsals are coming along nicely, everyone is working really hard and the cast have nearly all learned their lines!  I think the audience are going to really enjoy this play, I haven’t laughed this much since…well, since the last play!  We have had some guest appearances along the way, so thank you to those people who have helped us out!  The stage is now almost set and the lighting and sound is on track; now we just need to get the hundreds of props sorted and everything will be fine!


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