This screen adaptation of British playwright Alan Ayckbourn's comedy uses onstage-offstage structure to take a humorous, offbeat look at an English theater company. Guy Jones (Jeremy Irons) is a shy, recent widower whose company transfers him to the seaside town of Scarborough. There he
joins the Pendon Amateur Light Operatic Society (PALOS) in hopes of making some friends. Instead he ends up as the local lothario after impressing Dafydd Ap Llewellyn (Anthony Hopkins), the eccentric Welsh solicitor who directs PALOS' productions, and Dafydd's wife (Prunella Scales). In no time,
the onstage goings-on begin to parallel the real-life experiences of the actors. The fil...