Written by Sam Holcroft | Directed by Simon Godwin
A Rose Theatre Kingston, English Touring Theatre and Royal & Derngate Northampton co-production
Edith must clean to keep calm. Matthew must sit to tell a lie.
Everyone creates their own rules for living. But what happens when an extended family gathers for a traditional Christmas dinner, and each of them rigidly follows those rules?
Christmas day will never be the same again. As the drinks flow and the obligatory games intensify, family resentments rise and relationships are pulled apart with a bang – like oh so many Christmas crackers.
This darkly funny play is produced in collaboration with the producing team who recently won the 2016 UK Theatre Award for Best Touring Production for The Herbal Bed.