THE Community Players at Hawbush are getting set to stage a laugh-a-minute black comedy penned by Rising Damp writer Eric Chappell.

Natural Causes will run at The Oakfield Centre, Brettell Lane, Brierley Hill, from Wednesday March 9 to Saturday March 12.

Fresh from making his big screen debut as hapless theatrical detective Inspector Drake, well-known Wollaston actor Alan Birch will be making a guest appearance and taking on the lead role in the play which centres on professional suicide consultant Vincent.

Called in to help people their end their lives with his specially developed tasteless and odourless poison, Vincent can’t Society regulars Greg Wilde and Thelma Harper, Claire Lax and Chris Fereday also star in the show - which promises to leave theatregoers rolling in the aisles as Vincent misguidely attempts to poison the wrong people when he is called out on a job.

Performances start at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £6 (concessions £5). For more details call 01384 394349 or visit