AFTER winning top reviews for his first play, Cheaters a former Turton School student is starring and directing a Brexit comedy ­— without the politics.

Lewis Charlesworth has penned The Greek, which he describes as a comedy drama.

"The word Brexit is never explicit is never said," said Lewis, whose play takes to the stage later this month, "It's a response to my feelings about the local area in the wake of Brexit. It's about the thoughts and feelings leading up the referendum."

He added: "The idea grew organically through what has been happening over the last years and although Brexit is never explicit mentioned, it is the theme and the issues running through the play."

Said Lewis: "It is no heavy handed preaching, just honest representation of every day people, with lots of humour taken from both sides of the debate."

The play, which will show at The Met, focuses on a grandson and his estranged grandmother and how differing opinions play out.

It will explore Brexit, British identity, and the real people behind this generation’s big issue.

"It will resonate with everyone, whatever your views" said Lewis.

Cheaters won great reviews and showed at The Met and the Greater Manchester Fringe

"It was amazing, the play won 4* reviews and Jim Cartwright came to see the play. It was my first play and the reaction has given me a huge amount of confidence." The play will show at The Met Theatre in Bury on June 13, June 20 and June 27. For tickets visit