Love is at the centre of a new summer play by Chester Theatre Club.

Under the Blue Sky, written by David Eldridge and described as a roller-coaster of a play, is directed by Andy Hutchings and opens on July 2.

A set of three separate but intertwined two-handers, the play tells the stories of six teachers and the mess of obsessions, jealousies, indifference and affections that lie between them.

Each play has a unique style, pair of characters and theme, but all three seamlessly blend together to tell a common story.

It was first performed in 2000 at London’s Royal Court Theatre.

Joining the cast is newcomer to Chester Theatre Club, Ally Goodman, an events and arts co-ordinator by day.

Ally is well known in Llangollen, his home town, where last year he played Basil Fawlty in Fawlty Towers and more recently at Grove Park Theatre Wrexham where he was seen in their very successfully production of The Ladykillers.

Sue Elliott and Jac Wardle in rehearsal for Under the Blue Sky

Tickets are £9 with a concession price of £7.50 for seniors, students and unemployed on first Saturday, Monday and Tuesday evenings only.

Admin charges apply to online and telephone bookings from TicketSource on 0333 666 3366.

The club’s new theatre season begins in September with the comedy Outside Edge.

Auditions for this play will be held at the theatre on June 16 at 8pm.

Anyone interested in being involved with the production, on or off stage, should contact the director Margaret Bennett on