RELATIONSHIPS took centre stage at Bolton Little Theatre in 1970 in a comical affair.

The theatre company put on W Somerset Maughan's The Circle.

The comedy in three acts was first produced at the Haymarket Theatre, London, on March 3, 1921, and has been revived several times in the West End and on Broadway.

The play ­— which caused some outrage among a small minority of playgoers at the time of the premiere, depicts a young married woman contemplating leaving her husband for another man, and looking to an elderly peer and his partner, who eloped 30-years earlier for advice.

Bolton Little Theatre opened the play on May 10 for six performances.

Pictured are, from left standing, Alan Hough, Robin Alexander and Harold Hodgson. Seated are Jean Hamer and Penny Morris.