After a successful run at The Edinburgh Fringe, Happy Idiot present Not Lady Chatterley’s Lover, a darkly comic, Mel Brooks style parody of the D.H. Lawrence novel…with a few twists.

Following the story-line of Lady Chatterley’s Lover, but with some surprises along the way; there will be long contemplative looks into the middle distance, moments of touching drama, plenty of farce and a gentle stroke of innuendo.

Lord Clifford Chatterley comes home to his wife, Constance (Lady Chatterley) from a war that has left the world in tatters. With his legs also left in tatters, Clifford returns to Wragby Hall confined to a wheelchair.

Despite Clifford’s impotence, a subject that all struggle to avoid; it is his duty as a man to have an heir. However, with the added pressure of being a success in his intellectual and industrial pursuits, Clifford and Constance become distanced, leading to a passionate and curiously experimental affair between Lady Chatterley and the estate gamekeeper: Mellors.

Expect high drama, high comedy and highly raised eyebrows in what will be a fantastic show for those who know the novel as well as those who are coming to it for the first time.

Think The Naked Gun and Airplane! mixed with a steamy costume drama in this laughter-filled parody of the classic novel.

Not Lady Chatterley’s Lover will be in The Courtyard’s Studio Theatre on Tuesday, October 23 at 7.45pm. To book, call the box office on 01432 340555 or visit