'Fur Coat and No Knickers' performance in Nelson promises fun and frolics

Steve Royle, Viv Thornber, Laura Yates, Kevin Kay, Carolanne Connolly and John Cummings, with Hannah Rigby and Leigh Palfreeman, front.

Steve Royle, Viv Thornber, Laura Yates, Kevin Kay, Carolanne Connolly and John Cummings, with Hannah Rigby and Leigh Palfreeman, front.

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NORTHERN humour comes to Nelson’s ACE Centre in The Garrick’s first production of 2013.

Fur Coat And No Knickers is ‘Rochdale Cowboy’ Mike Harding’s fast-moving farce of family rivalries.

The Ollerenshawes and the Greenhaighs started out living on the same northern estate, but go their seperate ways as one family makes its move up in the world, while the other stands still.

But the trouble begins when Deirdre Ollerenshawe and Mark Greenhaigh, being played by Laura Yates and Kevin Kay, decide to get married.

The action of the play covers the stag party on the night before the wedding, and the wedding day itself.

The stag party involves high jinks with a stripper and a blow up doll and the wedding day itself is also quite high-spirited with half the guests, including the priest, suffering blinding hangovers and the mothers of the bride and groom meeting to do battle with handbags at noon.

A Garrick spokesman said: “If you enjoy a light-hearted evening of mayhem, fun and frolics, then this is one play you won’t want to miss.”

Fur Coat And No Knickers will be presented at The ACE Centre, Nelson, at 7.30pm from Wednesday, February 6 to Saturday, February 9. Tickets cost £9 or £6 for students and under 16s. Season tickets for the remaining three plays are also available by calling ticket secretary Martin Chadwick on 07825 017243 or 01282 439997.

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