THE Western Players' production of Alan Ayckbourn's Bedroom Farce, set in the 1970s, is a considerable triumph.

This popular amateur company has not only accommodated all three bedrooms on the small Arts Centre stage, but has achieved the split-second lighting that is so essential in this hilarious play.

Julia Edwards directs the cast of four diverse couples, whose trials and tribulations unfold during a fractious Saturday evening and the exhausting night that ensues.

Robert Elrick and Fran Loss play Ernest and Delia, for whom pilchards on toast, in bed, are an adventurous treat.

John Fisher, as Trevor, their son, has difficulty in coping with his insecure wife Susannah, played by Sarah Cousens.

Their troubled relationship disrupts a party organised by the long-suffering Kate (Alex Praska) and and Malcolm (Ben Robinson), whose bedroom, (raised centre stage), is a constant scene of mayhem - from guests' coats to DIY.

Tom Freegard as Nick agonises over his bad back, in bed, while his wife Jan (Ruth Davies) goes out to socialise.

Constant phone calls (on house phones, not mobiles) add to the confusion, and sleep is a refuge only for Trevor, who dozes off in Nick's and Jan's bedroom chair.

Bedroom Farce delighted a large first night audience on Wednesday. It runs until Saturday, March 10.