Stags and Hens (The Remix), Talisman Theatre, Kenilworth, June 12-17
Stags and Hens (The Remix) is a re-vamp of Willy Russell’s Stags and Hens with more honest characterisations.
This theatre favourite joins Educating Rita and Shirley Valentine in the list of the Liverpool playwright’s compendium of beautifully observed modern theatre.
A group of girls and local lads venture out for a night of pre-marriage stag and hen party celebrations.
The action takes place in the Gents and Ladies loos of a tacky Liverpool club where Dave and Linda (groom- and bride-to-be) have decided, unbeknownst to each other, to hold their respective parties.
What could possibly go wrong?
Director Corrina Jacob said: "One thing I love about the Talisman is the variety of productions, from pantomime, murder mystery through to Chekhov and now 1980s comedy.
"Rehearsals have been a laugh-a-minute and we invite everyone to come to join the party."
Theatre Publicity Manager John Francis added. "it's nice to not only get such a strongly written modern piece of theatre on stage but a double delight to have a young and very confident cast able to supply the energy and skill to do it justice.
"The Paul Chokran set is shaping up to be distressingly realistic! It should be noted that the play uses frequent strong language and discusses adult themes very explicitly so we do not recommend it to children or others who would be offended by such speech."
The show runs each night from June 12-17 with performances beginning at 7.30pm. Tickets are between £8.50 (concessions – under 18 and over 60) and £9.00. Booking is through the box-office on 01926 856548 or on-line via the theatre's web-site on http://talismantheatre.co.uk.
Pictured above, left to right, Billy (Matt Baxter), Eddy (Jimmy Proctor) and Robbie (Nick Doughlin)