Following the success of cricketing comedy Outside Edge, final rehearsals are under way at Chester Little Theatre as Chester Theatre Club prepares to stage an adaptation of a French comedy by playwright Jean Anouilh.

The play Number One has been adapted by English playwright Michael Frayn, best known for the the hit stage play Noises Off.

The play will be directed for Chester Theatre Club by Penny Morris who said: “Number One centres around Leon, an ageing dramatist who is sitting in an attic studio in Paris attempting to write a play provisionally called Les Misérables.

“But he is constantly interrupted by a string of people, all with their own complaints and financial demands: his wife, his girlfriend, his son and daughters, his doctor (Léon has gout), even his friend Gaston is touching him for money.

“What Michael Frayn has done is to cleverly adapt an already very funny play, condensing and sharpening Anouilh’s stylish blend of cynicism and irony to brilliant effect. We are really looking foward to bringing Anouilh’s wonderful characters to life on stage here in Chester.”

Number One runs at Chester Little Theatre in Newtown, Chester on Saturday, November 12 and then Monday, November 14 to Saturday, November 19 at 7.30pm.

All tickets are £9.50 with concessions at £7.50 for seniors, students and unemployed on first Saturday, Monday and Tuesday evenings only.

Full details can be found at where tickets can be booked online. Alternatively contact Ticketsource on 0333 666 3366.