Autumn Production 2024

Rules For Living

By Sam Holcroft

Directed by Gail Thoms


Tuesday 29th October - Saturday 2nd November

Bar opens upstairs at 6.45pm Hall opens at 7.00pm. Play starts at 7.30pm


Book Tickets - Tickets will be available from Freds book shop and online in October



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Rules for living, The Kelsick Centre, Ambleside


'With all due respect, that sounds like the biggest load of Pseudo-psychological nonsense I've ever heard in my life'

Everyone creates their own coping stratigies or rules for life. But what happens when an extended family gathers in the kitchen for a traditional Christmas and they each follow those rule, 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 deconstructed, the rules take over.

In the theatrically playful, dark comedy play the rules are there for all to see, audience included - so there really is no place to hide.


Cast - 

Matthew                    Ethan Brown

Carrie         Anna Wiliamson-Karasz

Sheena                          Kate Hore

Adam                          Paul Davies

Edith                    Moira Rowlinson

Emma                          Joss Evans

Francis               Andrew Saalmans