A WEST End production which spawned a sequel and a film once hit the stage in Bolton for a good cause.

New Church Players' took to the high seas of family drama with comedy Sailor Beware! back in 1980.

The comedy by Philip King and Falkland Cary was performed at New Church Hall in Kearsley over three nights.

Featuring a colourful cast of characters, it tells the story of young sailor attempting to curb the tyrannical ways of his prospective mother-in-law.

Starting life with a repertory company, the comedy opened in the West End in 1955 and ran for 1,231 performances and was the first big break of actress Peggy Mount OBE who later became an on-screen iconic battleaxe when she revived the role for the 956 film.

Proceeds for the Kearsley production of the play were donated towards a new church.