Tension is mounting at The Solana hotel as manager Joyce finds out undercover inspectors have been sent to spy on staff.

Their report could spell the end for Joyce and her unorthodox team of staff if the hotel is taken over by new owners.

But a case of mistaken identities and confusion leads the way through Benidorm Live’s week on the Costa del Southampton.

It’s hard to overstate just how well the Benidorm concept translates from TV to the stage.

The plot is cliched but the gags relentless in this brash and bawdy stage version of the hit ITV show.

Each much-loved character is welcomed onto the stage to rapturous applause – with musical numbers chosen to highlight their personalities.

When Jake Canuso - who plays sleazy waiter Mateo - makes his entrance its to Ricky Martin's Livin' La Vida Loca, and it's the perfect choice of song.

The neon sets, 'Pink Pussy' cocktails, budgie smugglers and spangly hot pants make you wonder why it's taken writer Darren Litten so long to bring the show to theatre audiences.

On stage there’s more space for Kenneth to mince, Mateo's abs can be lit to full effect and Liam can fully embody his dramatic teenage flounces.

Surprise guest Gay Derek delivers an hilarious rhyming soliloquy that cements his popularity with the audience.

The show is pure joy with fantastic timing, one-liners and choreography - but for me there's too much Jackie and not enough Joyce. The ageing swinger played by Janine Duvitski gets a whole load more smutty lines than hotel boss Mrs Temple-Savage - and it's a shame not to get more of actress Sherrie Hewson.

But it's Kenneth who gets the best lines - and the best t shirts, after set designer Mark Walters trawled through ten years of his outfits to pick out the best slogans.

There's much to love in this uber-camp, extra smutty carry-on version of the programme - see it if you can but be warned - it's not for the faint-hearted!

Eh viva Espana!