Semi-detached, Sheringham

This offering by David Turner marks the start of the 11th summer season for the Bridge Theatre at Sheringham Little Theatre and is one of seven productions over the next 11 weeks.

By CAT BARTMAN

A daughter whose husband slept with a prostitute, another seeing a married man and a son who picks his next girlfriend from a copy of the Daily Sport.

Not exactly what mum and dad Midway would call respectable behaviour.

And that is just the problem – they worship respectability and unfortunately children Tom, Avril and Eileen refuse to toe the line in this respect.

What the neighbours will think from behind their net curtains one can only imagine. The only thing for it is for mum and dad to make sure no one suspects that all is not well at the end of the only redbrick drive in the neighbourhood – even if it means concocting the most absurd stories and playing with their children's lives.

The image of Hyacinth Bucket from Keeping Up Appearances springs to mind when watching mum Midway, suitably over the top and dressed head to toe in a floral masterpiece.

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This offering by David Turner marks the start of the 11th summer season for the Bridge Theatre at Sheringham Little Theatre and is one of seven productions over the next 11 weeks.

The theme of the family is highlighted, with the comedy providing an outlet for the more farcical of the households, though the end of the second act seemed to drag.

With a good set and strong cast this is a light-hearted start to what will be a varied few weeks.

t Semi-detached runs until Saturday and again from July 19-21. Bartman

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