OLDHAM Coliseum Theatre is about to present a new production of Alan Ayckbourn’s first West End hit, Relatively Speaking, starring TV and film actor Crispin Letts.

The Coliseum’s production is directed by Robin Herford who performed in the 1977 revival of the same play, directed by Ayckbourn at the Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough.

This comedy of misunderstanding involves two couples, one young and co-habiting and one older, married and fraught.

When inexperienced Greg finds a pair of strange slippers under the bed, he decides to follow girlfriend, Ginny, thinking that she is visiting her parents.

What follows is a hilarious combination of twists, turns and confusion, plus a smattering of infidelity.

Best known as the director of the phenomenally successful stage adaptation of The Woman in Black, Robin Herford spent much of his early career working with Alan Ayckbourn at the Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough and has appeared in the original production of more Ayckbourn plays than any other actor.

The Coliseum’s Relatively Speaking features Crispin Letts, who has appeared in hit feature films Murder on the Orient Express and Skyfall alongside Jo Mousley, who performed in the Coliseum’s Manchester Theatre Award winning regional premier of The Father in summer 2017.

Lianne Harvey, who won multiple awards in 2017 for her role in feature film Bikini Blue, also stars as well as Matt Connor, who was last in Oldham for the Coliseum’s autumn 2017 productions of Oh What A Lovely War and Up ‘N’ Under.

Relatively speaking runs from April 20 to May 5.

Tickets are available by calling the box office on 0161 624 2829 or at www.coliseum.org.uk.