A short farce – long laughs

Warwick Davies
Warwick Davies

See How They Run, the evergreen British farce, will be brought to life on stage at the Opera House in Manchester next week by Warwick Davies and the Reduced Height Theatre Company.

It is the first theatre company made up of entirely short actors – all in the cast are under four feet tall – and is the brainchild of Warwick, the most successful short actor in Britain.

With a career spanning three decades, he is best known for his roles in Willow, Star Wars, the Harry Potter films and, most recently, on our TV screens in Life’s Too Short, Doctor Who and An Idiot Abroad 3.

This is his first venture as a theatre producer and he says: “It will tip the balance in favour of myself and the other talented short actors in the UK.

“In these times of equality and diversity, this will be a unique, bold and empowering journey.”

See How They Run is widely regarded as one of the best farces written by Philip King.

Set in 1944 in a vicarage in the village of Merton-cum-Middlewick, it features timelessly funny characters in a plot of mishaps and mistaken identity.

The show is suitable for the whole family. It runs from Tuesday to Saturday.

Box office: 0844 871 3018 or www.atgtickets.com/manchester.