John Osborne looked back in anger but in ‘Billy Liar’ writers Willis and Hall look back with affection and humour at the trials of adolescence. Starting as a novel the story of Billy Fisher who juggles three girlfriends, two fiancées, one engagement ring and a fabric of spur of the moment stories became a film, a musical and a stage play.

"Sometimes the moment is just right," says director David Pollard. "I knew of some talented actors and the play just cast itself. The time for ‘Billy Liar’ was now and I was determined to get it on stage."

As a result the Three Counties’ newest amateur touring company – Hand to Mouth Theatre - are set to bring a revival of the play to stages around Hereford and Gloucester. An enthusiastic and award winning array of young and not-so-young actors will be performing what has become a classic of British theatre at the Conquest Theatre in Bromyard (14 July), Kings Theatre, Gloucester, (15 July), Ledbury's Market Theatre (July 22) and Phoenix Theatre in Ross-on-Wye (July 23). All performances will start at 7.30pm and booking for tickets is now open at the theatres' websites.