Acorn is all set to grow

PUBLISHED: 12:36 04 January 2007 | UPDATED: 14:57 12 May 2010

Ria Jones as Mrs Overall - Pic: Catherine Ashmore

Ria Jones as Mrs Overall - Pic: Catherine Ashmore

VICTORIA Wood s witty musical about an antiques business is coming to Cambridge this month. Acorn Antiques will be staged at the Corn Exchange from Monday January 29-Saturday February 3. Directed by Trevor Nunn, the musical, which is based on British subu

VICTORIA Wood's witty musical about an antiques business is coming to Cambridge this month.

Acorn Antiques will be staged at the Corn Exchange from Monday January 29-Saturday February 3.

Directed by Trevor Nunn, the musical, which is based on British suburban life follows posh shop owner Miss Babs (Sara Crowe) who struggles to keep her antiques business open as shop after shop in the High Street is forced out by chain stores.

Regarded as one of the greatest comedy sketches of all time, the production promises to be full of laughs, catchy tunes, dancing, and strong lyrics.

It also revives the hugely popular characters of rubbish cleaner Mrs Overall (Ria Jones), shop assistant Miss Berta (Lisa Peace) and Mr Clifford (Teddy Kempner).

The musical was first debuted in London's West End in 2005 and starred Victoria Wood, pictured right, inset, Julie Walters, Celia Imrie, and Duncan Preston.

With excellent reviews, you were silly to miss it. But don't fret - the eagerly anticipated UK tour is on its way. For tickets which range from £19.50-£29.50, call the box office on 01223 357851.

Performances are at 2.30pm and 7.30pm.

ACORN FACTS

- Acorn Antiques was first seen on BBC television 21 years ago with Julie Walters and Celia Imrie

- Wood cited the early years of Crossroads as an inspiration

- The show made a brief return to television in 1992 in Victoria Wood's All Day Breakfast - her satire on daytime television

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