Forged in the pubs of central Manchester, theatre collective Tall Tales is at the King's Arms, Salford (November 13-15) with Boxed In, a new comedy.
Writer George Unitt said: "We're aiming to make theatre accessible and funny for the average Joe and the theatre aficionado alike, trying to stop it seeming off-putting or high-brow, but still telling original, comical, emotional and well-told stories."
Somewhere in south Manchester, a couple move into a new flat and as they unpack the cardboard boxes the play explores the mishaps and idiosyncrasies of their friendships.
George adds: "All the actors are working class, we've got an actress who's been in Emmerdale and half the staff at the Peveril of the Peak [a famous Manchester pub] are among the cast and crew, me as writer included. The soundtrack is entirely made up of up-and-coming local bands – with the exception of Peters & Lee.
"I work at the Pev; we all met at the Pev, and most of the cast are regulars or staff. Our costumes are by a textiles artist and we've got some props and set design by a few other artists – also Pev regulars!
"Three of our cast members are acting graduates, most are just mates we recruited. We did a show a few months ago, also written by me, which sold out. We're at the King's Arms because the back room of the Pev is too small, unfortunately. We've got a bit of a buzz going."
Info and tickets here