Comfort and Joy , Lantern Theatre

Comfort and Joy, Lastern Theatre
Comfort and Joy, Lastern Theatre

No tidings of comfort and joy at this family gathering.

Dilys Guite Players take on this much-loved Mike Harding comedy as their festive offering.

Originally commissioned in 1997 for the Oldham Coliseum, the play focuses on a northern family home during the festive holidays.

As the ‘big day’ approaches, family members arrive to celebrate, but as the alcohol starts to flow tongues are loosened and long-buried resentments rear their ugly heads.

Kevin Jackson directs for the fifth time at the Nether Edge theatre. He began acting in 2010 performing The Laramie Project at the Crucible Summer School.

He immediately knew acting and theatre was for him and joined Carney Academy of Performing Arts when it was created in 2010 by director Ruth Carney.

Kevin has performed with the DGP several times.

As part of the Crucible’s Sheffield People’s Theatre, he has appeared in Lives In Art and Sheffield Mysteries.

He directed his first piece during the 2012 New Writers Festival at the Lantern and last year directed his favourite play, Noel Coward comedy Blithe Spirit, at the theatre.

He is thrilled to be getting creative again after devoting time to his role as chair of the DGP charity.

Kevin said Comfort and Joy has characters everyone will recognise and gives him the chance to create chaos on stage once again.

The show runs from tonight to Saturday.

Box office: Lantern Theatre or or 0114 255 1776.

The Lantern Theatre is a hidden gem of a theatre on Kenwood Park Road, S7 1NF.