TIP TOP Productions is starting the New Year in style with the stage adaptation of the 1960s classic film The Graduate.

Turned into a successful film with Dustin Hoffman and Anne Bancroft, the play adaptation will be performed at The Forum Studio Theatre, formerly The Gateway Theatre, in Chester from January 22-31.

Directed by David Underwood, the action is mainly seen through the eyes of Benjamin Braddock (Richard Nolan), a confused 21-year-old.

Benjamin is worried about his future but doesn’t want to follow the commercial path of his affluent family.

Life becomes complicated when he is embroiled in an affair with an older woman, Mrs Robinson (Cheryl Willday), the wife of his father’s business partner.

It becomes impossible when he falls in love with Mrs Robinson’s daughter Elaine (Nicole Tallant).

But to make the play another smash hit, Tip Top need your help.

They require a 1960s-style scuba diving suit, so if any readers have one, they want to hear from you.

And if you just happen to have a spare double divan bed, they’d be happy to take that off your hands as well.

Performances of The Graduate will be at 7.30pm each day with a matinee on January 31 at 2.30pm. Tickets from the box office on 01244 341296, or online at www.tiptopproductions. co.uk.