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Nobody’s Perfect, a comedy by Simon Williams. Booking at

  • Date: 05/07/2022 07:45 PM - 09/07/2022 07:45 PM
  • Location The Players Theatre, Nelson Street Thame Oxfordshire OX9 2DP (Map)


Nobody’s Perfect -But Don’t Let That Stop You Having a Lot of Laughs at the Players Theatre!

Simon Williams, the actor best known for his TV roles in Upstairs Downstairs and Holby City, amongst many others, is also a playwright with seven plays to his credit. Thame Players are delighted to be performing one of these, Nobody’s Perfect, a fast-paced comedy full of breathtakingly funny one-liners, at the Players Theatre from 5th – 9th July. The title is taken from the last line of Some Like It Hot, which sets the scene.

Love Is All Around is a feminist publishing house in central London whose motto is “For Women, By Women”. Its boss, Harriet Copeland, is running a competition to find new romantic fiction. Leonard Loftus, a boring statistician who wants to further his writing career, submits a novel, but is forced to do so under a female pseudonym. When "Myrtle Banbury" wins first prize, Leonard begins to have major problems. Further complications involve his wayward teenage daughter Dee Dee and his rascally old father, Gus, a randy extrovert, accomplished liar and wheeler-dealer – everything Leonard is not!

Leonard tries frantically to keep up the charade of being Myrtle, but things get worse when he falls hopelessly in love with Harriet. As a worried man pretending to be a carefree woman, things are not going to be easy for Leonard! Attired in high heels and wearing lipstick, he is caught in a hilarious dilemma of cross-dressing and cross-purposes. 

Nobody's Perfect has been acclaimed as a classic feel-good romantic comedy across the UK, all over Europe, and even in Australia. With four irresistibly loveable characters locked into a hilarious plot, this is a play that offers belly laughs galore. The final scene has been described as a comic masterpiece. 

"Evenings spent in the theatre do not come any better than this." The Stage

Tony Long as Gus Loftus and Molly Rogers as Dee Dee Loftus; Adam Hurst as Leonard Loftus; Adam Hurst and Janet Erskine as Harriet Copeland.

images by Brian Holt.