* The Twenty Club cast of My Wife's Family on stage at the Town Hall.
Llangollen Twenty Club's goes live "on-air" with its autumn production of My Wife's Family at the Town Hall from this Thursday.
While it's quite a departure rom their normal type of play, those tuning into this clever little piece set in a 1940s recording studio are promised a more-than-light programme of laughs.
It's actually a play-within-a-play with the on-stage action set in the 1930s.
A switched-on club cast of around a dozen take their cue from the absurdities of a dysfunctional family, who come to stay at the country residence of Jack Gay - played by an extremely competent Ian Wright - much to his dismay as he detests his mother-in-law, Arabella Nagg - a fearsome Emily Swindley - who presents herself to be a force with which to be reckoned.
As the make-believe actors gather round the old-fashioned studio microphones, battered scripts in hand, it's all about a clever interplay of words between them - usually about how awful they think their fellow family members and friends are - and that's where the humour lies.
A whole bevy of Twenty Club favourites are on parade playing characters on both levels of play.
They include Kevin Williams, John Clifford, Steve Hughes, Tracey Kempster-Jones, Caroline Anthonitsz, Bev Maier, George McGill, Mike Connolly, Jayne Dickson and Lizzie Clifford.
It is a little dip into middle class 1930s country life but magnified and with some strange characters and lost babies and broken pianos, with the pace fast and quick-witted.
Cleverly directed by Chrissie Ashworth, production values are high with a set strongly evocative of a period radio studio, some impeccable BBC cut-glass accents and costumes bang-on for the era.
My Wife's Family is aired at Llangollen Town Hall from Thursday November 2 to Saturday November 4 at 7.30pm with a matinee on the Saturday at 2.30pm.