YORK improv troupe Four Stars Noose crash into the Great Yorkshire Fringe on Saturday and Sunday afternoon with their Doctor Who parody, Any Suggestions, Doctor?, in The Tea Pot in Parliament Street, York.

"We're all graduates of the University of York and four of us are full-time residents in the city," says group member Louise Jones, who is also a regular reviewer for The Press. "Collectively we have over 20 years’ experience in improv, as all of us are alumni of The Shambles, York’s premier improv troupe."

Louise, who starred in the cult show The Room: The Musical, is joined in the Four Stars Noose line-up by James Gamblin, former director of The Shambles; Matthew Stallworthy, a writer, producer and director, whose credits include the National Television Award nominated #Winning, and producer Lewis Dunn, creator of the award-winning character act Stanley Brooks, with a role in the radio comedy Trimble to his name too.

The fifth member is director Charles Deane, one half of The Clandestine Sketch Show and a writer for the BBC’s Newsjack, whose task is to oversee Four Stars Noose "whisking their audience halfway around the universe and home in time for tea".

"In Any Suggestions, Doctor?, An Improvised Adventure In Time & Space, we use audience suggestions to conjure a new episode of the nation’s favourite sci-fi fantasy and horror show, Doctor Who, albeit with a slightly sillier edge," says Louise. "It’s going to be a fantastic adventure for families and 'Whovians' of all ages. We’ve got a brilliant cast, a wonderful venue but best of all, the greatest set of characters and stories to inspire us.

"This show has been made possible thanks to the change in UK parody law, and some of our cast already have extensive experience with parody as part of The Room: The Musical We’re tapping into a timeless TV show, with a full commitment to treating the source material with the kind of love and care the creators put in. The show will be dafter and more chaotic than the original, but when The Doctor needs to save the day it’s going to feel like he’s in the room!

Four Stars Noose are presenting two 2.30pm performances of their 50-minute show in York this weekend in the lead-up to their Edinburgh Fringe Festival run in Venue 18, Sweet, Grassmarket, on August 4 to 14, 16 to 21 and 23 to 27 at 3.55pm. York tickets cost £9, children £7, with family tickets available too at greatyorkshirefringe.ticketsolve.com