Pop along to Knebworth next week and you can set off on tour with one of the feeblest farces every to grace a stage.

That’s because each act of Michael Fray’s evergreen Noises Off, which is the latest production from the Knebworth Amateur Theatricals Society, takes places during a different hapless performance of misfiring touring production Nothing On.

Act One involves the dress rehearsal in Weston-super-Mare, where the clueless cast are hopelessly unready for the curtain to go up.

It’s not much better for Act Two, a Wednesday matinée in the Midlands a month later where the creaking production is viewed from backstage.

For the final act we move on to Stockton near the end of the run, by which time the cast are at daggers drawn and anything that can go wrong does.

This theatrical favourite, also translated to the big screen with Michael Caine taking a leading role, has been been described as one of the funniest works of the 20th century. The show will be staged from Thursday to Saturday, November 20 to 22, at 7.30pm each evening. Tickets are £7, concessions £6 from 01438 814166, 07952 199183 or Village News in Station Road.