It's just after 11pm on December 8, 1980, and John Lennon is not a happy man.

Not only has the ex-Beatle just been shot by a gunwielding nutter called Mark Chapman but he finds himself trapped in a room for eternity with just Elvis and expresident John F Kennedy for company.

Torn away from Yoko, Sean and his resurrected recording career, the icon discovers he has been admitted into an exclusive club with just three members.

Joining conditions are simple: You just have to get millions of bods to remember where they were when you died.

Lady Di is strangely absent but JFK and Elvis have been stuck in the barren ante room for a while, staring at a monitor for news of future arrivals.

Giles Conneely has great fun playing Elvis as bickering inevitably arises between peace-loving Lennon (Richard Melchior) and gung-ho JFK (David Reeves) over Vietnam.

Video projections and news broadcasts add multi-media effects, such as poignant black and white movie footage of Marilyn Monroe.

But the basic premise of this new play by David Chisnell centres around the three legends battling to prove their supremacy over each other by showing who has left the greatest legacy.

"It's just a play about celebrity and fame," says David. "In this age of instant fame for appearing in a reality television show, it shows people what true celebrity and fame really were and what the word icon should really mean."

On its first regional tour of the UK, the production has already suffered the setback of having its ending re-written after Hove resident Paul McCartney's company refused them the rights to use Macca's song Mull Of Kintyre.

"It's a great pity," says David. "We were actually going to use the song to enable John Lennon to give a final nod to Paul by admitting he couldn't think of a better tune.

"But the play is actually much stronger with the new ending. We weren't overly surprised since we had already had to make several changes to the play to avoid upsetting the people at EPE (Elvis Presley Enterprises), who are renowned for their reluctance to allow anything Elvis to be used in the public domain."

Starts 7.30pm, tickets cost £9/£7. Call 01273 709709.