Chester Theatre Club has revealed details of its first stage production of 2017.

Imagine returning from a pleasant anniversary celebration to find that your house has been burgled with the culprit still in the house and, for a while, he convinces the returning couples that he is a policeman.

This is the set-up in Theft which is written by Eric Chappell, best known for created the legendary TV sit com Rising Damp.

Unmasked as the thief, the character Spriggs reveals that he knows a number of uncomfortable truths that disrupt two seemingly happy marriages and one formerly strong friendship.

Theft will open in the new year at Chester L:ittle Theatre in Gloucester Street, Newtown, on January 14. It is a cleverly written piece that requires fast moving, comical characters.

Taking on one of these lead character roles is Chester writer Kim Finn, known as KC Finn, who has been a professional author for the last four years and has penned more than 20 published novels in that time.

Primarily writing for the young adult genre, Kim specialises in dark fantasy, science fiction and paranormal themes, usually in historical settings. She has recently moved into playwriting with Chester Little Theatre after submitting and performing many pieces during the New Writing Showcases of the 2015/16 season.

In October, her premiere production Dark Moments showcased three one act plays and her plans for 2017 include a production of Left Luggage for both Chester Little Theatre and Theatr Clwyd, as well as festival projects for Kingsley Players Youth Theatre and a reprisal of Dark Moments at Davenham.

Full details of Theft and all other plays and events at Chester Little Theatre can be found at where tickets can be booked online. Alternatively, contact TicketSource on 0333 6663366.

Tickets are £9.50 with 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.