Penelope Keith stars in Waterhouse comedy

By Tim Clarke Thursday 08 November 2012 Updated: 08/11 16:30

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Buy photos » Penelope Keith stars in Good Grief at Malvern Theatres. Picture by Nobby Clark.

MUCH-LOVED TV and stage star Penelope Keith makes a welcome return to Malvern Theatres in the poignant comedy Good Grief from Monday (November 12).

Adapted by Keith Waterhouse from his own bestselling comic novel, it tells the story of June Pepper, the recently bereaved widow of the editor of a tabloid newspaper who discovers there is far more to life than death.

Following her late husband's instructions to keep a journal of her feelings, June concludes that grieving is not the straightforward process she had imagined - especially when she finds herself surprisingly drawn to a stranger she sees wearing her husband’s suit!

What ensues is a sparkling combination of wry humour and poignancy which characterised Waterhouse’s extensive writing.

An award-winning journalist, his work for the stage included Billy Liar, Our Song, Mr and Mrs Nobody and Jeffrey Bernard Is Unwell.

Penelope Keith is known to millions for her television roles in The Good Life and To the Manor Born and her recent stage work includes The Rivals, Entertaining Angels, Blithe Spirit, Mrs Warren's Profession and The Importance of Being Earnest.

Good Grief runs until Saturday, November 17 with tickets from £13.50 to £28.50, under 26s £8. To book call the box office on 01684 892 277 or visit malvern-theatres.co.uk

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