Playgoers present a feel-good comedy with a novel plot

November 6, 2012

Newport Playgoers’ latest production, ‘Nobody’s Perfect’, has a plotline reminiscent of the Dustin Hoffman film ‘Tootsie’. Frustrated writer Leonard Loftus has all his books rejected by a feminist publishing house because he is a man.

However, when he submits a novel based on his experiences as a single parent under the pseudonym Myrtle Banbury, the editor, Harriet, loves it. The snag is she insists on meeting Myrtle so she can hand over the prize money and sign her up. In order to collect the money, Leonard is forced to dress up as a woman.

Newport Playgoers present 'Nobody's Perfect'

Crossed lines and cross dressing are the order of the day in ‘Nobody’s Perfect’.

In high heels and lipstick, Leonard is caught in a hilarious dilemma of cross-dressing and cross-purposes in what has been acclaimed as a classic feel-good romantic comedy. The play offers belly laughs galore – with four irresistibly loveable characters locked into a hilarious plot.

‘Nobody’s Perfect’ by Simon Williams is at the Dolman Theatre from 14 – 17 November at 7.15 pm, with an extra matinee performance on the Saturday at 2.30 pm. To book tickets call 01633 263670 or visit