Sitcom stars recreate their roles

Birds of A Feather,

Congress Theatre,

Eastbourne, until March 23

It was an absolute joy to sit and watch the original stars of Birds of a Feather recreate their roles for a brand new stage show at the Congress Theatre on Tuesday night.

Eastbourne Theatres did very well to get this production, as, due to the pressure of work for the stars, the tour is very limited and the Congress is the only theatre it is visiting in this area.

The story takes place sixteen years after the last series was screened nine years ago when Sharon and Tracey receive a letter out of the blue from Dorien who they have not heard from since 1997.

She tells them she is living at a retirement home and asks them to go and see her and then the fun begins.

The play is a success because of the fun Pauline Quirke, Linda Robson and Lesley Joseph bring to the audience.

The chemistry between them really works and there are some hilarious innuendos throughout the evening.

It is a family affair as Pauline’s son Charlie plays Tracey’s sixteen year old son in the play.

It is very well directed by Simon James Green as it has pace throughout and the set changes from Shalentrace in Chigwell to the Cherish Retirement Home and back again were very slick.