Arts & Culture

Riotous political farce penned by Rising Damp writer arrives at Altrincham Garrick

By David Prior at

A riotous political farce from the pen of the man who wrote classic Seventies sitcoms Rising Damp and Only When I Laugh is up next at the Altrincham Garrick.

Up and Coming, written by Eric Chappell, opens on Monday February 26th and runs until Saturday March 3rd.

It tells the tale of fictional Philip Conway, Deputy Prime Minister and Leader of the House, as he attends a party conference.

But, tipped to be the new party leader, his campaign for power is in serious danger of collapse. Visits from rivals, fellow conspirators and the all-too-attentive Vicky coincide keeping Philip on his toes; the world’s press is in the lobby; there are threats of assassination; students are rioting outside the hotel: an uncomfortable evening is the result! Who will get his – or her – just deserts?

Tickets for Up and Coming, costing between £7.50 and £16, can be bought by ringing the box office on 0161 928 1677 Option 1, or buying online here.