A CELEBRATED comedy by American playwright Neil Simon is set to be brought to life at Kidderminster's Rose Theatre.

The Nonentities group at The Rose are excited to present Rumours, running from Monday, May 8 and runs until Saturday, May 13.

It follows Ken and Chris who have found their host Charley, a prominent Government official, in his bedroom, too dazed to speak, with a bullet wound in his ear lobe.

Len and Claire arrive, themselves injured in a car crash, and are soon joined by Ernest and Cookie, Glenn and Cassie, each with their own problems.

A second, accidental, gunshot leaves Ken temporarily deaf, the police arrive and Len has to pretend he is Charley, concocting a touching and fantastic explanation.

Neil Simon, also known for The Odd Couple, Barefoot in the Park, California Suite, has received more combined Oscar and Tony award nominations than any other writer.

]The Rose Theatre bar is open before and after the show or people can head to the Hare and Hounds pub for a pre-theatre meal and get 10 per cent off when you show your ticket.

Tickets are available via the Box Office open every morning from 10.30am to 12.30pm, or by calling 01562 743745 or visiting www.rosetheatre.co.uk