TAKE one good twin, another bad twin, a murderous plot and a shady, incompetent Irishman -- and you have Corpse.

Gerald Moon's comedy thriller is designed to keep audiences guessing until the very end. It is set in London in 1936 and tells the story of twin brothers, one of whom plots to murder the other.

Evelyn, an out of work actor, engages genial Irishman Powell to do away with his sophisticated twin. The play, full of larger than life characters, is not so much a whodunnit, as a whodunnit to whom?

The production, at Bolton Little Theatre, marks Dave Eyre's directorial debut at Bolton and a large cast includes Dave Pollard, winner of last year's Bolton Evening News Best Actor award, Harold Smith, Jean Smith and Derek Fraser. Tickets are available on 01204 334400 or 01204 524469.

Bolton Little Theatre has received praise from playwright Jimmie Chinn. He said he was "speechless with admiration" at the theatre's efforts in staging his play, A Different Way Home.

The playwright heard about the production from actor Roy Barraclough, whose performance in the play at the Oldham Coliseum attracted rave reviews.

Barraclough was told about how good the BLT show had been and how Michael Hope had played both parts of Leslie and Maureen.

He told Chinn and, as a result, Chinn wrote to the BLT saying: "To play either of these parts is a tour de force -- to play both leaves me speechless with admiration.

"My congratulations to Michael Hope and to your entire company. May I wish you every success for the future."