And now for something completely different
Over The Top, Belgrade B2 until December 29.
Writer Nick Walker is building himself quite a track record for his alternative pantos at the Belgrade, and this year he's recruited the First World War and the suffragette movement to fashion a tale of quick-fire gags, rapid costume changes and puns to die for.
It takes us from the Coventry Music Hall to the frontline trenches in France where a spy is threatening to blow the secret of operation Tile Hill and only a plucky band of under-cover suffragettes can stop it happening.
Shades of Blackadder, perhaps, but the all-female cast of Laura Tipper, Aimee Powell, Kimisha Lewis and Miriam Grace Edwards bring plenty of gusto and fine comic timing to a stream of jokes and word play that would do any real performer on the music halls proud.
Over the top it certainly is, but if the following gets you giggling - I turned my wife into a sofa. She's in hospital but she's comfortable - then you're going to love it.
Pictures by Robert Day. Above Aimee Powell (left) and Laura Tipper. Inset Laura, Grace Edwards and Kimisha Lewis.