Romantic comedy Nobody’s Perfect

Leah Bracknell in Nobody's Perfect SUS-160908-155743001
Leah Bracknell in Nobody's Perfect SUS-160908-155743001

The feelgood romantic comedy Nobody’s Perfect by Simon Williams returns to the Devonshire Park Theatre for an extended run from September 7-17.

This funny and charming play follows Leonard Loftus who has written a wonderful book; the trouble is no publishing house wants it because ‘romantic fiction written by a man never sells.’

The obvious answer is to send it out under a pseudonym, so Leonard becomes Myrtle Banbury...what could possibly go wrong?!

Harriet Copeland is running a competition to find new fiction written by women at the feminist publishing house where she works; when she chances upon Myrtle’s manuscript based on ‘her’ experiences as a single parent Harriet has found the winner.

The trouble is she needs to meet Myrtle in person to hand over the prize money for the press photographers and sign ‘her’ up to a contract. Could Leonard come this far and just abandon his dream, or could he see it through and become his own fantastical creation?

The cast includes Stephen Beckett (The Bill, Coronation Street) and Leah Bracknell (Emmerdale) and comes from the acclaimed production team Talking Scarlett which recently premiered Blithe Spirit at the Devonshire Park Theatre.

Switch off the telly, give the sofa the night off and head out for a night of misunderstandings, comedy and romance - nightly performances 7.45pm, Wednesday and Saturday matinees 2.30pm (no performances Sunday or Monday). Tickets from £15.50; 01323 412000 eastbournetheatres.co.uk