Saucy humour from Pompeii romp

Audiences in need of a bit of vintage British humour may find what they are looking for next week, courtesy of The Duston Players.

The saucy comedy, Up Pompeii, will be performed by the Players at Duston Community Centre in Pendle Road from Wednesday, April 17 until Saturday, April 20.

The TV and film versions of this comedy starred the late, great Frankie Howerd, and Duston Players cast member, John Myhill, will have the job of filling Frankie’s shoes in this latest production.

Set around the time of the infamous eruption of Vesuvius, the plot centres on the efforts of Lurcio’s master, Ludicrus, to seduce the beautiful Suspenda, while his wife, Ammonia, and daughter, Erotica, are away.

Meanwhile, Lurcio’s own assignations with escaped slave girl, Voluptua, are constantly foiled by untimely appearances from the master’s son, Nausius, and his dreadful odes.

Shows will take place at 7.45pm.

Tickets cost £8 for adults or £6 for concessions.

They can be booked by logging on to or by ringing 01604 592987.

The show contains adult humour and is unsuitable for younger children.