The countdown has begun for the Liverpool return of a smokin' successful production.

The Ciggie Run is coming to St Helens Theatre Royal in four weeks time
The Ciggie Run is coming to St Helens Theatre Royal in four weeks time

The Ciggie Run, starring Brookside's Louis Emerick, will again have audiences laughing out loud when it visits St Helens Theatre Royal in four weeks time.

Written by cabbie-turned-playwright John Evans, the hilarious production tells the tale of three blokes who plan a ‘ciggie run' to subsidise their income during the recession.

It has been directed by Sylvie Gatrill and also features performances from Kev Seed, Charlie Griffiths, Ben Engelen, John F Doull and Ozzie Yue.

The play started off as one of a series of short plays that Evans created to be showcased at the Casa in Liverpool.

It will be at St Helens Theatre Royal between 16-19 October.

- Rebecca Cohen