This week at Chorley Little Theatre there’s a show that promises to reveal everything you secretly knew about relationships but were afraid to admit.

“I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change” is new comedy musical that covers dating, romance, marriage, in-laws, and children with a series of sketches performed at a whirlwind pace.

A comedy sketch show packed with memorable songs, it sees four multi-talented performers become dozens of characters as the show loosely follows the pattern of relationships from first date to funeral.

The female side of the cast is made up of former Chorley Youth Theatre chairperson Vicki Forrester, who now works with the Halle Orchestra, and Samantha Hilton, who was a member of a girlband and now presents on Ideal World shopping channel. Both have been singing with amateur dramatics groups from very early ages.

The males are Michael Cosgrove and Gaz Jenkins, old friends who have been performing at amateur and professional level for several years and have a rapport that really comes across on stage.

“I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change” originally ran on Broadway for 12 years and has since become a worldwide hit but this is the first performance in Chorley, and is the first musical from Chorley Amateur Dramatic and Operatic Society for four years. With a live band on stage, the society are hoping there will be enough support to make future musicals possible.

Director Paul Carr has previously overseen the pantomimes and Youth Theatre musicals but is keen to stress this show is adults-only as there are some themes unsuitable for children.

  • The show runs Wednesday 8th - Saturday 11th May at 7.30pm. All tickets £7 from Malcolm’s Musicland 01257 264362 or www.chorleytheatre. com