THE Carlton Players' production of comedy classic Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em is on this week.

The stage version by Guy Unsworth - at the Little Theatre in Birkenhead from Tuesday to Saturday, November 14 to 18 - is an adaption of the popular 1970s BBC series that was created  by Raymond Allen and featured Michael Crawford as Frank Spencer and and Michele Dotrice as his long-suffering wife Betty.

The Carlton Players' production features Tom Jenkinson and Lucy Ashcroft in the lead roles.

It follows the exploits of well-meaning but accident prone Frank as he struggles through life whilst trying to look after his wife and family. 

With guests arriving for dinner and crossed wires all round, priceless misunderstandings are on the menu. Hilarious mishaps and DIY disasters bring the house down, quite literally, in this ensemble farce.

The BBC TV series was first broadcast in 1973 and ran for two series, including two Christmas specials in 1974 and 1975.

The stage version of Frank's comic exploits went on a U.K Tour, with Joe Pasquale in the lead role.

Tickets for The Carlton Players production are from or The Healthy Option, 34 Oxton Road, Birkenhead.

Sing, swing and string

A fundraising concert is taking place at St James’ Church on Albion Street in New Brighton this Saturday, November 18.

Called Sing, Swing and String it is an evening of varied music, headlined by SingMe Merseyside. It starts at 7pm. Entrance (including refreshments) is £10 on the door. All proceeds are in aid of the church’s restoration fund.

Magic Lantern

GLASS slides of Wallasey Village and the surrounding area from the Wallasey Historical Society Collection will be shown using an original Magic Lantern projector at English Martyrs’ Church on St George’s Road, Wallasey on Friday, November 24, starting at 7pm.

Free Admission and refreshments. To book a place, email ham.parishadmn@


OXTON CC Bowls club has launched a recruitment drive for Crown Green Bowlers to join its existing 1st Team squad for the 2024 Season, playing in both afternoon and evening Birkenhead & Wirral District Leagues.

If you are interested in joining, contact Gerry on 07989 970778 or by email for more details.

Christmas concert

St Paul's Musical Theatre Company's festive show A holly jolly Christmas is at the Grosvenor Ballroom on Grosvenor Street in Wallasey on Friday, December 8 and Melrose Hall on Melrose Avenue in Hoylake on Saturday, December 9.

Both performances start at 7.30pm. Tickets, £5, are from or at the door on night.

Wirral Bird Club

An Eye For Birds is the subject of Bruce Kendrick's illustrated talk to Wirral Bird Club next Thursday (November 23).

It will take place at St Bridget’s Church Centre on Church Road in West Kirby, starting at 7.30 pm.

Admission is £4, which includes tea/coffee and biscuits.  Details from Bill on 07795 148140.

Festive crafts

A Christmas craft fare will be held at Hoylake Parade Community Centre on Hoyle Road in Hoylake on Friday, December 1 from 7.30pm-to 9.30pm.

The event, hosted by Hoylake Evangelical Church, will include a short talk about Christmas from the Bible. 

Over 50s swim

WIRRAL over 50s swim club meets at Calday Grange Swimming Pool every Friday from 9am-11am.

It is described as a friendly group with social events. If you are interested and would like more details, email: or call Pam on 07884 972 400 to arrange a taster session.

Carol concert

A carol concert hosted by Rock Ferry Salvation Army Band and supported by The Castle Singers  is taking place at the United Reformed Church in Heswall on Saturday, December 2.

The performance starts at 7.30pm. Tickets, £10, are from John on 0151653 0600 or 07731472201.

Classic show 

THE Port Sunlight Players’ production of 9 to 5 The Musical is on later this month.
Staged at the Gladstone Theatre in Port Sunlight from November 30 to December 2, it is about three unlikely friends who take control of their office and learn there is nothing they can’t do.

Wirral Globe: Cast members from Port Sunlight Players’ production of '9 to 5 The Musical', which is at Gladstone Theatre in Port Sunlight later this monthCast members from Port Sunlight Players’ production of '9 to 5 The Musical', which is at Gladstone Theatre in Port Sunlight later this month (Image: Kristy Ashton)Featuring music and lyrics by Dolly Parton and book by Patricia Resnick, it is based on the seminal 1980 hit movie. Pushed to the boiling point, the three female co-workers concoct a plan to get even with the sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot they call their boss.
Tickets from the box office 


A long-running Badminton Club in West Kirby is looking for new members. It meets every Tuesday at Westbourne Hall Community Centre, Westbourne Road from 8-10pm, with a tea break at 9pm. For details, call Ian on 07710536953 or email 

Charity cuppa 

A coffee morning takes place every Tuesday from 10am until midday at St Alban’s Parish Centre in Liscard. All for a voluntary donation in aid of the Lourdes fund.

Christmas fair

A grand Christmas Fair will be held at Highfield Church on Rock Lane West in Rock Ferry later this month.

Taking place on Saturday, November 25 it starts at 11am. There will be stalls including home made cakes, Tombola, Bric a Brac, Jewellery, Teddy Tombola, Crafts, and more. 

There will be a cafe selling bacon butties, soup and sandwiches and Father Christmas will be in his Grotto.

Country music 

LEASOWE Castle Country Music Club meets every Thursday at Poulton Vics Social Club, Poulton Bridge Road, Wallasey from 7.15pm to 11pm.

It features live country/ line dance music with line dance instruction by a qualified instructor. Admission is £5 for members and £6 non-members. Details from the chairperson on 07707 712936.

Race night 

CHILDREN's charity Stick 'n' Step is hosting a charity race night on Friday, November 24 at Poulton Vics Social Club. First race starts at 7.30pm.

Tickets from For details, email or call 0151 638 0888.

Piano bar 

THERE is live piano music at the Mess Cafe at Fort Perch Rock, New Brighton every Thursday night. Admission is free and the event starts at 7pm. 

'The Fort Sessions' - a night of live acoustic guitar and a different singer each week - are held at the venue every Friday (7pm start).

Folk dancing 

FOLK dance sessions take place on the first, third and fifth Tuesday of every month at Victoria Hall, Bebington from 8-10pm. For details, contact 

Rock 'n' roll 

CHESHIRE Cats’ rock ‘n’ roll fundraising nights are every Wednesday from 7.30pm at The Poulton Victoria Club on Poulton Bridge Road, Wallasey. Entrance £1.50.  Proceeds to charities helping sick children.

Chair Pilates 

CHAIR Pilates exercises with Cathy are at United Reformed Church on Marlowe Road in Wallasey on Fridays (1.30 to 2.15pm). Details from 07828 642143.

Festive show 

WIRRAL Theatre4All.nw presents its concert Dear Santa on Saturday, November 25 at Gladstone Village Hall in Burton (7.30pm).
Tickets from or Nikki on 07969040767

Exercise class 

A DANCE exercise class takes place at Guide Headquarters on Leasowe Road in Wallasey every Thursday (2pm). Admission is £5. Details from Angela on 07786 360959.

Ladies bowling 

BEBINGTON Ladies Bowling Club meets on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. Call 0151 608 8616 for details.

Exercise class

FLEXERCISE - described as fun and friendly exercise sessions for the over 60s, take place every Wednesday from 6.30pm-7.45pm. at St. James Church Hall on Victoria Road in New Brighton.
They are described as suitable for most levels of mobility. Details from 07544 150 112 

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