Keith Waterhouse and Willis Hall’s Billy Liar is set to come to the stage, courtesy of Theydon Bois Drama Society.

Originally published in 1959, it’s the story of Billy Fisher, a Yorkshire teenager unable to stop lying, especially to his three girlfriends.

Trapped by his boring job and working-class parents, Billy finds that his only happiness lies in grand plans for his future and fantastical day dreams of the fictional country Ambrosia.

Theydon Bois Village Hall, Coppice Row, Theydon Bois, Essex, Thursday, June 5 until Saturday, June 7, from 8pm. Details: Mr and Mrs James - 01992 812250,