Inverell Theatre Company (ITC), for four shows only, will present 'Rome Sweet Rome' from September 12-15.
More than 20 local performers have been rehearsing to ensure the production is a perfect mix of hilarious and entertaining.
ITC president Narelle Kennedy said the play will begin in a Roman forum where Cassandra, Jade Bradley, The Soothsayer of the Sooth, has a hotline to the Gods and everybody listens and obeys her.
"Cassandra is a prophetess in Greek mythology who was blessed with foresight but cursed by Apollo never to be believed. She has been transferred by the writers into the ancient roman world.
"Her sidekick Mustapha, Peter Caddey, is an energetic loony aka Quasi Moto who is known as Mustapha Snip Snip and has apparently been built by Cassandra from different pieces of people from all over the empire. He terrorises the audience with his gardening shears," Narelle explains.
Gladiators Stangulus, Andrew Kerr, and Mangulus, Brian Berry, even though they are rough and tough they are big softies and provide comic relief with their apprentice Littlus Wimpus, Isabel Richardson.
"Nero orders the gladiators to go to Britain and quell the warrior queen Boadicea, Amy Bird, who was queen of the British Celtic Iceni tribe who led an uprising against the occupying forces of the Roman Empire in AD 60 or 61.
"Of course this assignment terrifies the gladiators who try to wrangle their way out of this. The Iceni tribes lead by Boadicea and her daughters, Danielle Ewan and Angela Taber, are an all women contingent who hate men, which adds quite a complication to the plot."
Without giving too much away, the plot is complicated even more when Cupid, Margot Worgan, the god of desire, erotic love, attraction and affection, uses his love arrows to cause havoc amongst the characters.
Tickets are available at the Inverell RSM Club until September 6. Tickets are $40 (including dinner) for Thursday, Friday and Saturday commencing at 7pm and for the Sunday matinee starting at 1pm.
Book early before September 6 for catering purposes.