Suburban star Sweeney

Southport Dramatic Club’s final play of the season at Southport Little Theatre from Fri May 9 to Sat May 17 is farcical masterpiece Servant to two masters by Carlo Goldoni.

Friday, 2nd May 2014, 1:00 pm
Claire Sweeney appears in Sex and the Suburbs at Liverpools Royal Court
Claire Sweeney appears in Sex and the Suburbs at Liverpools Royal Court

Stephen Hughes-Alty who chose an adaptation by Lee Hall for this production.

The play revolves around wily servant Truffaldino, who in trying to fill both his purse and his stomach, attempts to serve two masters simultaneously. Meanwhile, his mistress disguises herself as her dead brother to claim the dowry from his bewildered, bereft fiancée. The plot is full of mishaps and mix-ups and mistaken identity. Tickets on 01704 530521/530640

THE PLAYHOUSE, PRESTON hosts THE BROUGHTON PLAYERS from Wed May 7 to Sat May 10 with their production of Derek Benfioeld comedy OVER MY DEAD BODY directed by Kevin Gallagher.

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Following his wife’s death, Gerald hopes to spend the rest of his days alone with his memories. But he reckons without his late wife’s ‘forward planning’, which results in a series of unexpected events he had not anticipated.

Tickets £8, £7 OAP & children. Call 01772 744771 or at

A new comedy about men, dating and finding Mr Right, SEX AND THE SUBURBS is at LIVERPOOL’S ROYAL COURT THEATRE from Fri May 9 to Sat June 7 at 8pm each evening with matinees every Saturday at 2pm.

Claire Sweeney stars as Penny Crowe, the agony aunt host of a late night radio phone-in taking calls from listeners which are based on true stories from real woment. But is Penny prepared to follow her own advice?

Seats £12 to £20 and for an extra £10, enjoy a delicious meal served at your table. Diners to arrive before 7pm.

Making his stage debut at the GRAND THEATRE LANCASTER in May is Sykes, who will be taking the lead doggie role of Bullseye in the LADOS production of OLIVER!

Also making their Grand Tdebut are Ewan Morrell and Ben Jeffery, sharing the role of Oliver, and Ollie Ip who plays one of the Dodgers. It isfamiliar territory for the other Dodger – Ross Dorrington – who appeared as Chip in Beauty & The Beast for Morecambe Amateurs in 2013.

‘Oliver’ runs from Tues May 6 to Sat May 10 at 7.15 pm with a matinee performance at 2.15pm Saturday. Tickets on 01524 64695, or at