OLDBURY Rep continues its 78th Season with Alan Ayckbourn’s classic comedy Confusions.

First performed in Scarborough in 1974 the play has become one of the most popular in the the last 40 years.

Sir Alan Ayckbourn is one of Britain's greatest playwrights, he has penned over seventy plays, many of which have been adapted for television and film.

Confusions is five short plays dealing with a range of human emotions and dilemmas.

Alan Wood, the Rep's publicity officer, said: "From a devoted and isolated mother, to her unfaithful travelling salesman husband, through a solicitous waiter to well-heeled diners and an utterly shambolic garden fete, human frailty is laid bare as one hilarious situation after another unfolds. Each of the plays connects to the next through one of its characters until the final one is reached when four people sit alone in conversation on park benches.

"From high farce to poignant observation; the laughs, however dark, keep coming. A brilliant piece of Ayckbourn that will appeal to all."

Confusions runs from Saturday, March 4 until Saturday, March 11, and performances start at 7.30pm, tickets are £10 with the usual concessions £9.

Langley Band is holding its annual spring concerts will take place on Friday, March 17 and Saturday, March 18 at the Oldbury Rep, for tickets phone 01384 918547

Mr Jones added: "Our Spring screenings begin on Friday, February 24, with Clint Eastwood’s highly acclaimed film ‘Sully’, starring Tom Hanks as the pilot who saved his passengers on the Miracle on the Hudson. "This will be followed on March 24 with the true story of A Street Cat Named Bob.

"All films are shown on our 16ft screen with high quality Digital projection in our 170 seat auditorium."

Tickets cost £ and the performance starts at 7.30pm