Audiences arriving at Highbury Little Theatre for Trivial Pursuits next week will find that Reg Tolley, a long-time stalwart of the Sutton Coldfield group, has been involved in a pursuit that is anything but.
He has written a book, Memories of a Highbury Ham, in which he looks back across the theatre and its members from the early post-war years. He hopes to sell a few copies at £6.50 a time in aid of its development fund while standing in the foyer wearing what he describes as a silly costume.
Reg and wife Hazel have just returned from a fortnight in Cambodia and Vietnam, in which, inevitably, they became involved in conversations with a theatrical leaning - and were astonished to find that words and terms that tend to trip off thespian tongues left other people in their Saga party bemused.
Reg says: "They didn't know what a ham or a green room or even the RSC was. It just shows the surprises you can get if you step outside your own field."