Bittersweet comedy at Pomegranate

SONY DSCARTSBEAT THEATRE: Dave Lees’ dad Pete is the sort of bloke who needs a recipe for toast.

The kind of guy who thinks that tortilla fought King Kong and that Tiramisu played midfield for Brazil in the 1974 World Cup.

In a word, he’s terrible. Good at Subbuteo; hopeless with spaghetti.

So when Jean, Dave’s mum, dies, Dave does the decent thing – he puts his failing acting career on hold and moves back home to teach his dad how to cook.

Fighting memories (and occasionally each other) and risking the sanity of relatives and neighbours, not to mention Dave’s girlfriend, the pair set to the task with gusto – well, Dave does – in an attempt to save Pete from a diet of pickled beetroot and jam sandwiches. Not necessarily in that order.

Can their relationship survive? Or is this one kitchen nightmare even Gordon Ramsay couldn’t fix?

This bittersweet comedy from Nick Lane, the writer of My Favourite Summer and Housebound stars Susan Mitchell, Ryan Cerenko and David Walker. Me & Me Dad will be at Chesterfield’s Pomegranate Theatre on Thursday  May 2, at 7.30pm.

Tickets start from £15 with concessions and group discounts available. To book call the Chesterfield Theatres box office on 01246 34522 or visit  http://www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk.