WARM-HEARTED, rumbustious and, above all, funny, Oliver Goldsmith's 18th Century classic, She Stoops to Conquer is one of the English stage's greatest comedies.

It is a classic, written at a time when it was considered unfashionable, and indeed very poor manners, to laugh out loud.

But 18th century London relished its irreverence and The Questors' new production stays true to its spirit by lampooning modern manners with a few irreverent anachronisms.

Director Stuart Watson says: "From scenery to props and music to subtle costume touches, we've aimed to find ways to make the characters and events seem familiar to a modern audience.

“The words are all Goldsmith's, but some of the additions are happily 21st Century. Today Tony Lumpkin would definitely spend his evenings in the pub watching football with his mates!"

She Stoops to Conquer by Oliver Goldsmith in the Judi Dench Playhouse at The Questors Theatre, Mattock Lane, Ealing W5 5BQ, May 30 and June 2-6 at 7.45pm; May 31 at 2.30pm. Tickets £13 (£12 conc, £7 under-16/student), final Fri/Sat £15 (£14 conc, £8 under-16/student). Bargain tickets £6.50 on June 2.

Full details and online booking: www.ealingtheatre.com or call the box office on 020 8567 5184.