Birthday celebrations take a spooky turn in the latest comedy production from North Harrow's Imperial Players.

The amateur dramatic group is delivering laughs from beyond the grave with comic caper Laying the Ghost.

The show, written by Simon Williams, has a three-night run at St John Fisher church hall, Imperial Drive, North Harrow, starting today.

Director Sally Wright said: "Laying the Ghost is fun and games in a retirement home for actors and actresses.

"This play has everything from scandal to love and even a surprise visit from Superman. The whole group had great fun preparing it."

The play centres around Margot Buchanan, a witty former actress living in a retirement home, who is trying to forget it is her sixtieth birthday.

However, those around her are determined to celebrate it - even Freda her psychic friend, who regularly talks to ghosts.

Margot's past is not only full of high-profile roles but it also features ex-husbands and their amorous attachments, which all contributes to making her birthday celebration an emotionally explosive occasion.

Even the ghosts have their own say.