Bags of innuendo in seaside comedy
THE Class Act Adults return to the stage with their familiar bawdy humour and as they depart on holiday once more, it is not their baggage but the innuendo that is in excess.
The introduction in the programme openly admits this is not compelling theatre and David Wrightam's script will certainly not appeal to those of a serious or nervous disposition.
It is a return to the days of seaside saucy postcard humour, which as this summer's events in Cleethorpes reminded us, remains as controversial as in the 1950s.
This fourth outing of Sun, Sea, Sand And Crabs follows the now well-trodden path of a group of British holidaymakers staying at a tacky Spanish hotel.
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Once more, we meet a range of characters that, if you were unfortunate enough to encounter them, would probably leave you vowing never to venture on holiday again.
They include a group of merry widows, a party of thrill-seeking girls, a mother and son at war, an archetypal mother-in-law, an outing of depressives and a honeymooning gay couple.
Add to this mix a lecherous barman played by Rob Bishop, with just the right touch of toe curling nausea, and an upper-crust holiday rep, to which Lora Jones brings joyous enthusiasm.
They may be on holiday, but they didn't forget to pack their troubles or prejudices and these bubble nicely beneath the surface whilst spiked drinks and practical jokes involving Viagra provide plenty of mayhem.
Equally in abundance is the bare-cheek humour and, for that matter, the bare cheeks of flesh, but Stephen Campbell goes one stage further and, without the aid of a fig leaf, unveils the fully monty.
The final production of Sun, Sea, Sand And Crabs 4 will take place tonight, from 8pm. It is suitable for over 14s only. Tickets are available on the door or by calling 01472 290100.