Life and Beth
By Alan Ayckbourn
Directed by Jason Couch
Recently widowed Beth Timms is facing her first family Christmas
since the death of her Health & Safety Officer husband, Gordon.
Despite the fact that she would rather be alone, her son, Martin,
together with his new girlfriend, Ella, have decided to join her to help
cheer her up during the festivities. Beth’s boozy sister-in-law, Connie,
completes the family circle. But when an uninvited guest comes to
visit, brought on by the inadvertent request of the local clergyman,
Beth must decide how to get on with her life in a manner not seen in the hitherto 33 years of her marriage.
Sir Alan Ayckbourn’s 71st play is a supernatural comedy and ensures
a bewitching evening of entertainment.
Photos: Conrad Lüneburg