If you think the National Trust’s no laughing matter, a show at Pershore’s Number 8 might not be for you.

Otherwise, you might well be rolling in the aisles.

A spokesman said: “Join Helen Wood’s one-woman quest to visit every National Trust property and become the National Trust’s biggest super-fan.

“Don’t miss this opportunity to see Helen’s comic celebration of a British institution direct from its world premiere at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, following hot on the heels of sell-out hit The OS Map Fan Club. Packed to the brim with Goretex, cream teas, and a loyal canine assistant, (when National Trust rules allow, obviously).”

One critic is already saying that Helen Wood “has a lot in common with the similarly named Victoria Wood, with astute comic observations on everyday characters.”

High praise indeed.

Writer and performer Helen Wood is a lifelong performer who loves playing larger than life comic characters.

The National Trust Fan Club follows hot on the heels of her The O.S. Map Fan Club in 2018. Her favourites have been Mrs Bennett in Pride and Prejudice, Mrs Sparsit in Hard Times and Captain Hook, the latter of which she had to learn to stage fight and say, “ooh arr” for a lot. She has toured with the Freshwater Theatre Company, co-wrote and performed in sell-out comedy The Usherettes, has written and performed in a number of solo shows, and since 2015 has been performing with Brewhaha!, an all-female, Gloucestershire-based trio.

Director Chris Head is a live comedy director, a writing and performance coach and the author.

The date is Friday, February 28, at 7.30pm.

Tickets: 01386 555488.