HONLEY Players are back in action next week with a play which should have a village laughing.

For the show which opens at the company’s Southgate Theatre in the Holme Valley village on Wednesday is an Alan Ayckbourn favourite.

How The Other Half Loves is an Ayckbourn comedy classic. It was first seen in Scarborough, where Ayckbourn’s shows generally get their world premiere, in 1969.

With its single set containing two overlapping houses containing different couples who talked and carried on as if the other didn’t exist, it could have baffled audiences.

But it didn’t. They loved it then and they’ve continued to love this hilarious show ever since.

How The Other Half Loves looks at the lives of three couples, the Fosters, the Phillips and the Featherstones.

Watch out for layers and layers of confusion and the potential for disaster as Ayckbourn weaves the connections between the couples.

Mary Plested directs and her team of actors is Ruth Jebson, Alan Payne, Siobhan Melay, Matthew Walshaw, Ash Legg and Sarah Payne.

Performances run every evening until Saturday at 7.30pm.

Tickets are £8 (adults) £6 (children) available from Holme Valley News in Westgate, Honley.