QUARTET, a tale of four ageing opera singers, opened last night at The Everyman Theatre in Cheltenham, prior to a national tour.

This revival of the bitter-sweet comedy has been presented by Mark Goucher and David Ian and stars Paul Nicholas (The Real Marigold Hotel, Just Good Friends and EastEnders, Wendi Peters (Coronation Street, Oh what A Lovely War), Sue Holderness (Only Fools and Horses, The Green Green Grass) and Jeff Rawle (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Drop the Dead Donkey).

Quartet is the charming tale of ageing opera singers, Cecily, Reggie and Wilfred, who reside in a magnificent retirement home in Kent.

The rumour circling the halls is that the home is soon to play host to a new resident.

Word is, it’s a star. Jean arrives and old rivalries resurface, secrets are revealed and chaos unfolds, but in true theatrical tradition, the show must go on.

The play is a celebration of the twilight years and the hilarity of growing old disgracefully.

Oscar winning writer Sir Ronald Harwood has been nominated for several Tony and Olivier awards in a long and distinguished career.

His play, The Dresser, recently completed a sold-out West End run. It has been produced by the team behind Jeeves & Wooster, The Miser, The Dresser and the smash hit musical The Bodyguard.

  •  Quartet runs until Saturday, February 17. Visit everymantheatre.org.uk/m-shows/quartet/ for tickets.