Expect a lesson in acting when a play about the absurdities of 1950s suburbia is performed in a school theatre.

The Stansted Players will lift the curtain on their annual Bedales performance next week as they’re bringing One Way Pendulum to the school in Steep.

The group’s 32nd annual stage production is billed an “everyday story of suburban folk where everyman is an island”. The 1959 play by NF Simpson was described as a “farce in a new dimension” on its debut in Brighton with a film adaptation arriving six years later.

A four-night run will begin next Wednesday with Caprice starring as Myra Penelope Straightpiece Gantry and Nick Tier lording it up as The Judge.

Jessica Price, Harriet Thompson, Natasha Rogerson, Flo Robson, Jessica Boyd, Simon Fothergill, Cecily King, Jack Finch, Billy Rigg, George Sinclair, Rebecca Langlands and Lucy Coates also star with shows starting at 7.30pm each day.

Tickets are £10 on the door or in advance from Alastair Langlands on [email protected] or by calling 01420 511371.