This show is very much a stage version of Five Go Mad In Dorset, the first Comic Strip production on Channel 4, except that much of the action is transferred to Scotland.

The famous five are off spend their holidays by the seaside with their aunt and uncle but when they get there they discover that their uncle, a nuclear scientist, has disappeared. Worse than that, their Aunt has had to take in lodgers – a rich American man and his extremely annoying daughter, who wants to be part of the famous five. Much to their dismay, they’re forced to take her with them. They discover that their missing uncle has been taken to Loch Ness, so off they cycle to Scotland, where, after many spiffing adventures, they rescue their uncle and apprehend the villains.

The performers are all extremely good and play it with verve and gusto. The production can be enjoyed by children as a straightforward story or by adults as a send-up. Either way, it’s extremely funny and very well played.

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The Blurb

Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy are back! Secret passages, missing scientist, the Loch Ness Monster, tomato and lettuce sandwiches, lashings of ginger beer and it's all free! Performed in the garden. ' ... utterly brilliant!' (Edinburghguide.com)

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