Brackley Players present a Christmas story with a twist

This October, Brackley Players present “A Kick In The Baubles! at Southfield Primary Academy.


The heartwarming play tells the story of a typical family at Christmas-time. The cast, who have been working hard in rehearsals since August, play a host of characters whose Christmas isn’t exactly going the way they would have liked.

Frank Bailey, played by Peter Milne, is the ‘Bah humbug’ of the occasion. With his snooty sister-in-law Doreen – played by Fran Hollyoake – and flash brother-in-law Harry- played by Roy Frost – coming to stay, Frank’s Christmas is not quite what he was hoping for. Throw in a couple of unruly neighbours, played by Scott and Lisa Saffrey, and a bit of a family drama and you have the perfect escapist entertainment.

Director Lynn Cowley said, “I’m really pleased with how the rehearsals are going. Everyone is working so hard to bring together this funny and occasionally naughty play. It’s been tricky getting the actors to concentrate at rehearsals, as some of the parts are so funny, they just start laughing! It’s a real heart-warmer though, and a story which I’m sure many families will be able to relate to!


A Kick In The Baubles is on at 7.30pm on 24 to 26 October 2018 at Southfield Primary Academy, Banbury Road, Brackley, NN13 6AU. Tickets are £9 for adults and £7 for concessions and can be bought online at new.brackleyplayers.org.uk, in person from Davies and Partners, 12 Market Place, Brackley NN13 7DP or by ringing Keith on 07516 408897. Tickets also available on the door.