DO you fancy a holiday in Scarborough?

Well, if you take a visit to Knutsford Little Theatre later this month then the talented cast will transport you there to enjoy the delights of the Cliff Top Caravan Site, writes David Muncaster.

No, they haven’t started doing holidays, this is their latest production: John Godber’s Perfect Pitch which introduces us to first time caravaners, Ron and Yvonne, who are pitched up next to seasoned pros, Grant and Steph.

We start with Yvonne yelling to Ron that he should ‘swing it’.

She is referring to the caravan which Ron is trying to manoeuvre, by hand, into the optimal position.

Things are all a bit fraught to begin with but they are finally able to settle down with a glass of wine for Ron (Yvonne is teetotal at the start of the play, but not for long) and a few reminiscences about the world of Am-dram that will ring a few bells for anyone who has ever stepped onto a stage.

A little classical music adds to the restful ambience until the peace is shattered by the sounds of, ahem, activity from the neighbouring caravan.

It seems that Steph is somewhat vocal when she is, shall we say, enjoying herself.

John Godber’s trademark observational style humour is in full evidence and has us laughing so much that we hardly notice him peeling away the layers of his characters until we see them for what they really are.

This is supported by fine acting by all four members of the cast.

Paul Baston plays the part of Ron, a role that could not be more different to his previous appearance as Inspector Gale in the Thrill of Love, but he makes the transition with ease.

His wife, Yvonne, is played by Jo Sutton who is new to Knutsford Little Theatre but has a wealth of experience in all aspects of theatre and this delightful performance is a very good demonstration of her skills.

It is welcome back to Lucy Oliver who once again plays a character who is a bit on the coarse side.

However, Lucy shows us how versatile she is by being able to portray Steph as a very different character from Helen in Life Begins Again or Shelly in Ladies Day.

The cast is completed by Ian Graham who was last seen as the dame in the KLT panto.

From his first grunting, backside scratching appearance, Ian captures Grant’s character perfectly and it has been a pleasure to see Ian’s development as an actor.

Credit must also be given to director Miles Buckley.

John Godber plays often consist of multiple short scenes which can lead to a performance that feels disjointed but Miles has run a tight ship here and the action is smooth and seamless.

With an outstanding set, and lighting and sound to the usual high KLT standard, this trip to the seaside in Queen Street is not to be missed.

The show runs from June 7 to 10, doors open from 7pm.

Tickets are £10 with all tickets 2 for the price of 1 on the opening night.

For more information see the website