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The Season's Greetings

A Comedy in Three Acts


  • Playwright

    Hebe Elsna 

  • Setting

    The living room of the Barlow's country cottage, somewhere in Northern Ireland.

  • Synopsis

    Married couple Paul and Lucy Barlow are collaborators in writing novels, and when they complete their 77th, decide they will celebrate by spending a quiet Christmas together avoiding the trappings of the season. Their family has other ideas, however, and one by one they return from abroad not only with the Christmas trimmings, but also a host of personal problems to be resolved. Over the course of the season, all struggle to do so, and by the play's end, the family is at last contented.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


  • Cast Notes


Original Production

Original Cast  
Olive Barlow Barbara Adair
Anne Barlow Margaret D'Arcy
Arnold Barlow Maurice O'Callaghan
Leo Coleridge J.R. Mageean
Brian Coleridge Noel Lloyd
Paul Barlow Patrick McAlinney
Lucy Barlow Gwyndolyn Stewart
Mildred Barlow Betty Hogg
Production Team  
Settings by Dan Fitzpatrick
General Manager Harold Goldblatt
Produced by Harold Goldblatt
Stage Manager Dan Fitzpatrick
Assistant Stage Manager Joan Keenan
Effects Joan Keenan
Records and Reproduction W. Erskine Mayne
House Manager Maurice O'Callaghan

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Source Of Information

Information for this entry was taken from press cuttings, and from the original production programme held at the Theatre and Performing Arts Archive of the Linen Hall Library, Belfast.