23-27 April 2013
Nobody and nothing, in Leonard's life, is perfect. His wife has left him, and he has to deal with his feisty teenage daughter Dee Dee, plus his aged and curmudgeonly father, Gus.
On the face of it, Leonard is a shy home-based statistician who, given the opportunity, would bore the pants of a Mother Superior on the subject. But the other Leonard is a frustrated writer of romantic fiction - blocked by the likes of Harriet Copeland, a commissioning editor with strong opinions, especially on the subject of men as writers and in general. So, to get it published, Leonard submits his novel to the 'Love Is All Around' publishing house, posing as 'Myrtle Banbury', and it is accepted! Then of course, Harriet wants to interview and photograph the imaginary Myrtle...
Leonard has to dress up as his fictitious Aunt and finds that, as her, he can share the secrets of his heart with Harriet. Dee Dee and Gus are first appalled, then take the mick, then get drawn into the hysteria, which ends - of course - happily.
Tickets £10, concessions £8 from the Box Office or online.