Oh, it’s all going horribly wrong

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Giffnock Theatre Players present their latest production at the Eastwood Park theatre – Haywire, a farcical comedy by Eric Chappell, the BAFTA award-winning author of the classic comedy Rising Damp.

Set in a living room above a book shop, the play centres on married bookseller Alec Firth who is having an affair with his assistant, Liz. The pair are desperate to get away on a holiday to Spain without arousing the suspicions of Alec’s wife Maggie, and careful plans have been put in place.

What could possibly go wrong? Plenty! – as their attempts are thwarted by a series of knocks at the door from demanding family members.

And, before they know it, verything’s gone Haywire.

The show promises to be a real rib tickler, if the behind-the-scenes feedback is anything to go by.

Producer Garry Kennedy told The Extra: “At rehearsals, the backstage crew have been in stitches watching the actors and director, David Bennet, develop this already-funny play into a comic masterpiece.”

He added: “There’s something for everyone in this comedy, but Alec’s cantankerous mother Phoebe, played by Kate McNeil, is sure to be found especially hilarious.”

The show runs at Eastwood Park Theatre in Giffnock from Wednesday-Saturday, January 28-31 from 7.30pm, with a matinee at 2.30pm on Saturday. Tickets are priced at £13, with an £11 concession ticket available, as well as discounts for group bookings. Call: 07518 201756 or go to Eastwood Park Theatre.