IT’S CHRISTMAS in the height of summer as Skipton Players stage an unseasonal comedy.

The “naughty but nice” No Sex Please - It’s Christmas, written by Michael Parker, will be staged from August 6-10 at Skipton Little Theatre next to Tesco supermarket.

It’s Christmas Eve, and developer and builder Broadbent has invited prospective buyers Fred and Gladys McNicoll to spend their holidays in The House of the Future.

He hopes that the “spirit of the season” will close the deal and he has pulled out all the stops for his guests.

The house is totally decorated for the holidays, and a personal chef, Sue Johnson, has been hired to prepare a gourmet dinner.

Broadbent has even bribed two members of his staff, Casey Cody and Ben Adams, to pose as a married couple renting the house, so they can extol its virtues and explain how everything works.

The problem is, nothing does work. The self-cleaning bathroom, central trash disposal units, automatic closets, hidden telephones and his masterpiece the Personal Ion Chamber, all have serious glitches.

Will hen-pecked Fred and overbearing Gladys sign the contract, or will the Christmas Eve shenanigans ruin Broadbent’s dream of offloading his huge white elephant?

Visit to book tickets. The play runs from Tuesday to Saturday at 7.30pm.