Thank goodness no one has not yet had a chance to edit plays adapted from the works of P. G. Wodehouse.

Because if they had it would have probably ruined an hilarious night at the Abbey Theatre where the Company of Ten is putting on Jeeves & Wooster in Perfect Nonsense.

In the same week as it has emerged that the works of Wodehouse are to be subjected to a blanket trigger warning that they contain obsolete attitudes, the new play by The Goodale Brothers is being performed by the St Albans-based theatre company.

And it is those very same obsolete attitudes that make the play so funny and such a delight to watch.

It involves two out of the three characters having to take on numerous roles and countless changes of scenery and props.

Of course it is all in the realms of farce but it is set in the 1920s when butlers were the norm for the upper classes, arranged marriages were often acceptable and upper class twits like Bertie Wooster would be lost without their faithful Jeeves.

Director Maureen Bukht clearly gets it and gives the audience one of the best productions the Company of Ten has staged for some time.

Every nuance in the characters' roles is captured, every laugh exploited and the comic timing in each scene is spot on.

It is a real tour de force for the three actors involved – Guy Conroy-Smith as Bertie, Mark Dawson as Jeeves and Roy Bookham as Seppings, the butler to Bertie’s aunt Dahlia and her (unseen) husband Tom.

Guy gives a memorable performance as Bertie with all the bumbling the audience would expect and far more besides.

His facial expressions, mannerisms and lightbulb moments are spot on for the role and watching him it is easy to believe you are back in the Wodehouse world of the 1920s.

Mark as Jeeves has to be particularly versatile with the roles he takes on. He has simultaneously to impersonate the stuffy

Sir Watkyn Bassett, his naïve daughter Madeline, Bertie’s myopic friend Gussie and Sir Watkyn’s ward Stiffy.

His scene playing Sir Watkyn and Stiffy simultaneously brought the house down and drew a burst of spontaneous applause from the audience as he/she left the stage on Saturday.

Veteran Company of Ten performer Roy Bookham has to be equally versatile as Aunt Dahlia, Constable Oates, Butterfield, Sir Watkyn’s butler, an antique dealer and Spode, Bertie’s nemesis and a crony of Sir Watkyn.

His Aunt Dahlia lives on in the memory long after the play has finished and his Spode, complete with a flight of stairs to make him tower over Bertie, is genius.

Despite the demands of all three roles, the trio combine for an original curtain call on a play which is indeed Perfect Nonsense but exactly what Wodehouse was about.

It runs until Saturday (17) and tickets can be obtained from