The Red Hot Lovers show at Castle Theatre

The Caste Theatre, 10 Castle Way  Wellingborough
The Caste Theatre, 10 Castle Way Wellingborough

A middle-aged man becomes determined to get involved in the 1970s sexual revolution as part of a new production at The Castle theatre in Wellingborough this week.

Neil Simon’s The Last of The Red Hot Lovers explores what happens when you are the only Loyalist/fish restaurateur left in a sexual revolution. It’s the ‘70s and Barney Cashman, a wannabe lothario of a certain age, is ready to defect.

Whisky-supping man-eaters, unstable actresses and depressed housewives all lock horns with the play’s hero, but where will true lust lie for this beleaguered cod expert?

A spokesman said: “Prepare to laugh yourself back in time and all the way into Barney’s mum’s apartment.”

The original play opened at The Eugene O’Neill theatre on Broadway in 1969 and closed in 1971 after more than 700 performances.

Several of the principal actors were nominated for Tony Awards.

The latest staging of The Last Of The Red Hot Lovers will be performed on Thursday, July 11, at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £14 or £12.

For more information, or to book tickets, call the box office on 01933 270007 or visit the website www.thecastle.org.uk.