ALAN Ayckbourn's ingenious National Theatre hit Bedroom Farce - about relationships and the perils of DIY - receives a long awaited touring revival at the Lowry next week.

Set in three different bedrooms throughout the course of one chaotic evening, Ayckbourn's hilarious play is a masterclass in comic writing.

Delia and Ernest's attempt to celebrate their anniversary ends up with pilchards in bed and a midnight visit from their daughter-in-law Susannah In another bedroom, Jan is leaving husband Nick bedridden with a slipped disc to go alone to Malcolm and Kate's housewarming - where upstairs in their bedroom she runs into old flame Trevor - in the middle of a very public fight with his wife...Susannah.

Starring Colin Baker, Louise Jameson, Natalie Cassidy, James Midgley, Beth Cordingly and Timothy Watson, the show runs at the Lyric Theatre at the Lowry from Tuesday, May 8 to Saturday, May 12, from 7.30pm (2.30pm on Wednesday).

For ticket information, call 0870 787 5780.