Star of popular television series The Likely Lads, Rodney Bewes performs Jerome K Jerome's first book in his new one man show at the Landmark Theatre, Ilfracombe, on June 7 as part of the North Devon Festival. Actor and author of 30 books and nine plays

Star of popular television series The Likely Lads, Rodney Bewes performs Jerome K Jerome's first book in his new one man show at the Landmark Theatre, Ilfracombe, on June 7 as part of the North Devon Festival. Actor and author of 30 books and nine plays including Three Men in a Boat, Jerome's first novel On the Stage and Off is the trials and tribulations of life as a Victorian actor. Based on his own experiences in the 1880s, this is an hilarious journey through weekly repertory, touring and pantomime.Rodney Bewes stars as the would-be actor regaling his audience with tales of the stage, as well as all the characters he encounters including actor-managers, landladies and comedians.Rodney skillfully injects improvised banter into the scripted material and his boundless, infectious energy adds up to a highly entertaining evening.For more information or to book, call the box office on (01271) 324242 or visit www.northdevontheatres.org.uk