Blakeley on home turf for comedy

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A HOST of TV talent is set to tickle Derby Theatre audiences’ funny bones this April with a cheeky tale about a philandering greengrocer.

Award-winning comedy Funny Peculiar will be at Derby Theatre from April 16 to 21 and tickets are now on sale. It will be the second show in Derby Theatre’s new summer programme.

Alan Ayckbourn’s story of Trevor Tinsley, a married small-town grocer who is led astray, into the arms of his neighbour’s wife and into domestic trouble, features some well known TV faces.

These include Derby Theatre regular, Derbyshire-born actor Steven Blakeley – best known for playing PC Geoff Younger in four series of ITV period crime series Heartbeat, and Gemma Bissix, two-time British Soap Awards’ winner for her role in Hollyoaks.

Funny Peculiar is recommended only for those aged 16-plus as it contains some strong language, full frontal nudity and adult humour. It is not suitable for children.

Tickets, from £8 to £24, are available now from the box office on 01332 593939.