Rules for Living

by Sam Holcroft

‘If you’re going to play, you have to play properly…’
Everyone creates their own coping strategies, their own rules for living. But what happens when an extended family gathers in the kitchen for a traditional Christmas and they follow these rules rigidly? As long-held mechanisms for survival are laid bare, even Mum, who’s been preparing this lunch since last January, becomes embroiled. Time-honoured rivalries and resentments will out. Accusations fly, relationships de-construct, the rules take over. In Sam Holcroft’s theatrically playful, dark comedy, the instructions are there for all to see, audience included – so there’s really no place to hide.

Thur 17 – Sat 19 Nov
7.30pm
Alec Clegg Studio
£9.00 (£7.00)