MOUNT VERNON — Bruce Jacklin Productions is presenting “No Sex Please, We’re British” as dinner theater at The Alcove. The play revolves around a staid British banker, Peter Hunter, his new bride, Frances, and Peter’s co-worker, Brian Runnicles.
Peter and Frances have been married three months and live in a small apartment above the bank where Peter works. One morning before work, a shipment arrives full of what is supposed to be Scandinavian glassware, which Frances has ordered. It turns out to be pornographic photos.
Brian becomes involved in the situation when he signs for and opens the offending package while visiting the couple right before work. This leads the trio to attempt to dispose of the photos without being caught or anyone else finding out about them.
The situation becomes complicated because Peter’s mother, Eleanor, has come for an extended visit and Peter’s boss at the bank, Mr. Bromhead, is hanging around the apartment because he has a crush on Eleanor.
More complications are presented by the presence of a visiting bank inspector, Mr. Needham, and Vernon Paul, a police superintendent. With characters running in and out of the apartment it seems at time like Grand Central Station. But the action has been well paced by Director Ian Ernsberger. The jokes come fast and furious but are never lost in the heat of the action.