Is Cosmo a Vienna clone?

Does Cosmo look anything like Rising Damp moggy Vienna?
Does Cosmo look anything like Rising Damp moggy Vienna?

Entries are purring in for our Rising Damp look-alike competition.

We asked cat owners and animal afficionados if their feline friends looked anything like Vienna - much loved moggy of Rigsby in Rising Damp.

Louise Monger of Luton certainly thinks her cutie pie Cosmo (pictured) is a dead ringer. And she’s hoping to pick up our fabulous prize of two tickets to the show, plus an opportunity to meet the cast.

You’ve still got time to bag the goodies for yourself – simply send in a photograph of your precious pet before the deadline at midday on Friday, June 20.

Enclose your name, address and a contact number and post to Marketing Department, Grove Theatre, Grove Park, Court Drive, Dunstable LU5 4PG. Or you can email it to

A brand new stage version of the ever-green ITV comedy Rising Damp will be at the Grove from Thursday to Saturday, July 10 - 12.

Set in a rundown Victorian house, it follows Rupert Rigsby and his odd collection of tenants who rent shabby bedsits in arguably the seediest boarding house in England.

The role of Ribsby was made famous by the late Leonard Rossiter and the writer behind the successful show is multi-talented Eric Chappell.

> Tickets start at £17.50. Call the Box Office on 01582 602080.