Comedy that’s sharp and sweet

Cast members of Straight and Narrow are, from the left, front, Simon Reece, Marion Reynolds and Andrew Moger and back Maria Sykes, Sharon McCarter and Phil Vaughan
Cast members of Straight and Narrow are, from the left, front, Simon Reece, Marion Reynolds and Andrew Moger and back Maria Sykes, Sharon McCarter and Phil Vaughan

THE Little Theatre’s autumn production is Jimmy Chinn’s bitter sweet comedy Straight and Narrow, presented at the theatre, Holme Street, Hebden Bridge, next week.

Bob and Jeff return from their “get away from it all holiday” with their relationship under threat – Jeff has dreams of fatherhood.

Bob’s family have prepared a welcome homecoming but can they help the situation when sister Lois is pregnant again and Nona’s husband has left her?

More importantly will Bob be able to tell his well-meaning but interfering mother that the straight and narrow is not the life for her son who is the apple of her eye?

Making their debuts with the Little Theatre are Marion Reynolds, Maria Peters and Andrew Moger.

Starring as the favoured son is Simon Reece and Sharon McCarter (formerly Kelly) turns her comedic talents on the role of sister Nona.

Other parts are played by Richard Brook and Phil Vaughan.

Director Alan Stockdill says: “The cast have been rehearsing under difficult conditions but they have worked hard and I can promise our audiences a great night out at the theatre.”

The play runs from October 3 to 8 starting at 7.30pm.

Tickets are available at Innovation, Hebden Bridge, or by telephoning 01422 843907.

Pictured are, from the left, back, Maria Sykes, Sharon McCarter and Phil Vaughan and, front, Simon Reece, Marion Reynolds and Andrew Moger