Gags and tears in bittersweet play

UNIVERSITY OF Derby Theatre Arts is to present Head Rot Holiday at Derby Theatre Studio from March 3 to 5.

The bittersweet comedy by Sarah Daniels is set in the psychiatric unit of Penwell Special Hospital.

A dark and comical look at the lives of patients Dee, Ruth and Claudia – convicted of crimes but too insane to go to prison – and the nurses who try to keep them in order.

Head Rot Holiday aims to have you laughing and crying with its mistaken identity, visiting angels, headless bears, hairy legs and big bras.

Tickets are £8 (£6 concessions) and are available from the box office on 01332 255800.

The performances begin at 7.45pm.