AT 4pm every Saturday, from 1976 to 1988, millions of Britons, and countless more world-wide, were in the grip of an extraordinary sports phenomenon.

The equivalent of the Great British Bake Off in popularity stakes, Big Daddy v Giant Haystacks depicted the grunting, grappling life of two well-loved wrestling rivals.

A new comedy drama play coming to Artrix in September promises to help audiences relive the magic and mayhem of those Saturday nights.

It’s been a hit at festivals, picking up Editors Choice at the Brighton Festival, and there’s plenty of audience participation as they get to cheer and boo both heroes and villains.

This is a tale of reckless ambition, the thirst for fame, fierce rivalries and brotherly love. Brought to you by the writers of the hit play Those Magnificent Men, and starring Ross Gurney-Randall from The Bill and David Mounfield from This is Jinsey and Radio 4’s Count Arthur Strong’s Radio Show, this is an unmissable show.

Big Daddy v Giant Haystacks is on Tuesday, September 16 at 8pm. Tickets cost £12 (£10) and are available from the box office on 01527 577330 or