On finding herself pregnant,
Jane Harbottle (played by Ellie Ambrose) is nervous about breaking the news to her husband Peter
(played by Paul Kelly) because it could prevent his forthcoming job promotion and posting to
Saudi Arabia. Choosing the right moment to tell him is crucial, so Jane
prepares a quiet dinner to prepare the way.
But Jane has unwisely confided in
her friend Stella (played by Carol Jewel) who, with her husband
Mike (played by Alf Blunden), is delighted with the news
and determined to celebrate at the first available opportunity. To make
matters worse, the Harbottles’ scatter-brained neighbour Polly (played
by Donna Lovett) thinks
she is pregnant too and confuses the matter further by telling Peter
that Stella is also having a baby.
Too add more chaos, Grigore (played
by Dean Bolton), a Greek
business colleague of Peter’s, with little English but plenty of zest,
arrives all too willing to celebrate anything and is soon very smitten
with Polly. As Grigore gets higher, and Polly dafter, Peter struggles
with a sprained ankle and a secret of his own .. small wonder that Jane
starts throwing the antique dinner service around.
The comic chaos settled down long
enough for the truth to emerge in this delightfully funny and
well-constructed comedy of misunderstandings.