HAMPSTEAD DOWNSTAIRS/THE PETER WOLFF TRUST PRESENT
By Jacqui Honess-Martin
Directed by Lisa Spirling
Running time: 2 hours and 35 minutes including an interval
£5 - £12 (See ticket information)
Hi, welcome to Festive Pines, have you bought a tree from us before?
10 Dec 2015 - 16 Jan 2016
£5 - £12
Box Office: 020 7722 9301
‘Tis the season to be jolly – but the employees at Festive Pines are certainly not getting into the Christmas spirit.
Gabby has a first class honours degree and an MA but somehow is stuck – for the third year running – counting Norwegian Spruce. Betty wishes she was ice skating with her mates at Somerset House rather than ‘gaining work experience’. Joe is nursing a broken hand, and heart, by lugging trees. Taj can’t decide whether he’s in love with Gabby or Betty. And they’re all being driven out of their minds by Michael Bublé’s Feliz Navidad on repeat…
Jacqui Honess-Martin’s delightful festive comedy explores the value of learning on the job, the rose-tinted expectations of recent graduates, and the inability to see the wood for the trees.
Jacqui Honess-Martin’s previous theatre credits as a Writer include Tell Out My Soul(Public Theatre, New York), We Have Fallen (Ideas Tap Underbelly Award, Edinburgh 2014) SMITH and an adaptation of Antigone (both InSite Performance).
Lisa Spirling returns to Hampstead Downstairs after directing sell out hits Fault Lines andDeposit. Other credits include Michael Frayn’s Here (Rose Theatre, Kingston) and Hundreds & Thousands (Soho Theatre).
COMPOSER AND SOUND DESIGN
Lucy May Barker
We chatted to Hannah Britland about first roles, favourite lines and great life advice.
We chat to Matt Whitchurch about the difficulties of zips, glamorous Scottish warriors and the joy of a good festive show.
The cast of Jacqui Honess-Martin’s delightful festive comedy will be Lucy May Barker, Hannah Britland, David Mumeni, Ronak Patani, and Matt Whitchurch.
First five performances: All tickets £5
Full price: £12
Seniors: £10 (matinee only)
Under 30s and Students: £10
Groups: For every 9 tickets get the 10th free