THEATRE lovers are invited to experience a "warm and funny" play at the Rose.

Peter Shaffer's Lettice and Lovage has arrived at The Rose Theatre in Kidderminster this week, performed by the Nonentities drama group.

The play introduces the audience to two very different female personalities – Lettice Douffet and Lottie Schoen.

The flamboyant Lettice decides to inject some theatricality into her role as tour guide in the least interesting stately home in England.

She turns a minor incident on the staircase of Faustian House, involving Queen Elizabeth and the hem of her elaborate gown, into an epic romantic saga. Her captive audience is delighted, but Lotte Schoen, the straight-laced bureaucrat from the Preservation Trust, is unimpressed. Who will win this battle of wits?

Maggie Smith won the Tony Award for best actress in this play and Felicity Kendall and Maureen Lipman have also played the roles successfully.

The reviewer of the last Nonentities play, ‘Mindgame’, said: "There are times when the only difference between amateur and professional theatre is whether the actors get paid and as productions go this would not look out of place on any professional stage".

Lettice and Lovage opened this week and runs until Saturday, March 2.

To book tickets call the Box Office on 01562 743745 or visit the website