REVIEW: WAITING FOR GOD (Yvonne Arnaud Theatre) ★★★★

With audiences demanding evermore lavish and spectacular productions, it was a welcome return to the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford for the stage version of Waiting for God.

All of our favourite characters from the original BBC series return to Bayview, facing the dilemmas that come with growing old disgracefully.

Nichola McAuliffe, playing Diana Trent is quite clearly having the time of her life playing the cantankerous, sarcastic and very funny Diana. She delivers some hilarious one-liners, as well as some superbly poignant moments throughout the show. Not having seen anything she has been in previously, I was incredibly impressed by her performance and her timing and delivery were impeccably delivered.

Jeffrey Hollands, posh and slightly bonkers but loveable Tom Ballard, makes a great counterfoil for McAuliffe’s character and mixed together they showed the audience that growing old can be a recipe for some great adventures and some pretty terrific sex as well.

Samuel Collings as the grasping and emotionally devoid Harvey Baines and Emily Pithon as his dim-witted, but staunchly faithful Jane must also be commended for their performances in the show.

All in all an enjoyable return visit to Bayview and some good old fashioned Theatre.

Reviewed by Neil Mcfarlane