3 trapped writers, 1 unique idea: Tim Firth, Simon Nye and Jonathan Harvey each wrote a comedy independent of one another, thematically linked to the idea of being 'trapped'.
Bringing their 3 enchanting twist-in-the-tale stories to life are 3 of Britain's best and most popular comic actors: Martin Clunes, Caroline Quentin and Richard Wilson.
VON TRAPPED!: Mobile Hairdresser Maria's been obsessed by The Sound of Music since watching it the night she was jilted at the altar, pregnant and emotionally wrought. 18 years later the only way to get it out of her system is to visit Salzburg and tread in Julie Andrews' footsteps with mother and teenage offspring in tow. But an unexpected meeting results in a surprising, magical process of release and understanding the puts The Sound of Music to shame.
BEAUTY: Ugly, recluse aristocrat Tom FitzHenry lives on his gorgeous, slightly decaying country estate. Distressed by his unconventional appearance, caused by generations of inbreeding, he keeps his involvement with the local village down to a minimum. When quirky, vivacious barmaid Cathy comes to fix the plumbing, love unexpectedly blossoms between the pair, but if 'beast' is to keep 'beauty' he'll need to break free from his self-imposed prison.
KING OF FRIDGES: Alan, assistant manager of an electrical superstore, gets the chance to be store manager on a busy bank holiday whilst his boss is off work. But has his boss laid a trap for Alan in the shape of Frank: a mid-sixties man on a re-training scheme for the redundant? Alan is faced with overseeing a man who knows nothing about electrical goods on the busiest day of the year with the staff convinced Frank is a spy sent from Head office to assess Alan's management potential.