ALTRINCHAM Little Theatre has come up with such a good selection of plays for their next season that their box office will be buzzing with activity.

Meg Cooper, their publicity officer, said: “We always try to give our audiences a varied programme.

“This season we offer them a new comedy, a classic comedy, a thriller, a historical puzzle and, what I would call a vertical farce.”

She adds that to find out what a vertical farce is, you will have to see it.

FONDLY REMEMBERED by Gareth Armstrong

Sunday, September 30 to Saturday, October 6

DIRECTOR: Mike Russell

Is a man’s memorial service the right time to tell the truth? Reunited for the occasion, a group of friends gather to celebrate a life. But who are they remembering; a creative genius, a former lover, a bitter rival – or the man who deceived them all? Fondly Remembered features a five-strong cast in a wickedly funny new play full of revelation, rediscovery and revenge.

PRIVATE LIVES by Noel Coward

Sunday, November 18 to Saturday, November 24

DIRECTOR: Malcolm Cooper

It’s 1930 in Deauville, France. Two newly-married couples occupy adjoining honeymoon suites in the same hotel. As a distant orchestra plays, Sibyl gazes adoringly at charismatic husband Elyot, while Victor admires his new wife, the vivacious and sophisticated Amanda. Champagne flows and the sea shimmers in the moonlight as the newlyweds prepare for the evening ahead. But when Amanda overhears a familiar voice singing a forgotten song, an old spark re-ignites, with spectacular consequences.

DIAL M FOR MURDER by Frederick Knott

Sunday, January 20 to Saturday, January 26

DIRECTOR: Garth Jones

Ex-tennis pro Tony Wendice wants to have his wealthy wife Margot murdered so he can get his hands on her inheritance. When he discovers she is having an affair, he comes up with the perfect plan to kill her. He blackmails an old acquaintance into carrying out the murder, but the carefully-orchestrated set-up goes awry. Now Wendice must try and outwit the police to avoid his plot being detected


Sunday, March 17 to Saturday, March 23

DIRECTOR: Lisa Barker

In 1920 a woman is dragged from a canal in Berlin. Before long, rumours begin to spread that she is the Grand Duchess Anastasia, daughter of Tsar Nicolas II, who somehow survived when the Imperial family was massacred by the Bolsheviks in 1918. Is it her?