Travers’ Rookery Nook at Abbey Theatre, St Albans

BUFFOONERY and horseplay, ludicrously improbable situations and comic caricatures makes up the ingredients of the next production from the Company of Ten which opens tomorrow night (Friday) at the Abbey Theatre in St Albans.

Rookery Nook by Ben Travers is a farce from the master of the genre who wrote acclaimed farces from the 1920s to the 1970s and taps into his audiences’ experiences of bizarre behaviour, embarrassing situations and ‘Oh My God’ moments.

Abbey Theatre press officer, Dennis O’Connell-Baker, said: “Four strangely dressed and somewhat dodgy characters collapse in a heap on stage. Why on earth would they do that? All (and far too much more) will be revealed – eventually and hilariously.”

The play runs until next Saturday, June 18, on the main stage of the theatre and tickets are available from the box office on 01727 857861 or online at