Let me introduce you to Leonard, a somewhat frustrated writer. Unfortunately, his manuscripts are always being rejected by publishers. He enters a competition for ‘women only’ under a non-deplume. You can imagine the chaos winning the competition causes. Having to disguise himself as a female brings Mrs Doubtfire, Toosie, and Some like it hot to mind. The final scene is a comic masterpiece.
Leonard is played by Simon Wood who was last seen at the Millgate Arts Centre in November 2019 in 84 Charing Cross Road. In addition to Leonard we have Gus, a trendy granddad played by Millgate favourite Ian Perks. Making her debut and her return to amateur theatre after a 20 year break is Kim Bennett who plays the part of Harriet, an attractive publisher of ‘Love is all around’ a publishing house. Finally, there is Leonard’s slightly wayward teenage daughter Dee Dee played by Emma Sykes. Emma was in the highly successful play Pastimes staged in February at the Millgate.
Laughs are a plenty in this comedy written by the accomplished actor Simon Williams, who for those old enough to remember, played James Bellamy in the period drama Upstairs, Downstairs, 1971 – 1975.
Melvyn Bates, Director of Nobody’s Perfect
See Nobody’s Perfect at the Millgate Arts Centre, Delph, from 2 – 9 April. Tickets from TicketSource or telephone 01457 874 644 (phone booking charged at £1.80)