As Bobby Parkhurst from Blackadder Goes Forth said, after doing a play to boost the troops' morale, 'Always leave them hungry.'

This is an apt way of summing up the charming and delightful Up Down Man, which leaves you yearning for more from the short and sweet play.

Director Brendan Murray brings the production, a sequel to Up Down Boy, to the Tobacco Factory in Bristol, focusing on Matty Butler, a 29-year-old with Down Syndrome.

In this second part of Matty's journey, he is no longer a boy, he is a man. The crux of the story is about what happens when Matty outlives his primary carer? In this instance, that is his mum Odette, who recently died.

How do his family adjust to her passing and what lies ahead for Matty, who communicates predominantly through music and dance.

His father struggles to come to terms with his wife's death, his sister wants him to lead a more outgoing life and at the centre of them all is Matty, who is quite content listening to Celine Dion, dressing up and talking to his imaginary friend, Mr Fox, the narrator.

Matty, played by the brilliant Nathan Bessell, leads the way in wanting to celebrate the planned 40th wedding anniversary party of his parents, even though his mum is no longer with them. And after much trials and tribulations, it all comes off in spectacular style.

The 70-minute long play starts as it finishes, with these words: "This is who I am - my name is Matty Butler. I'm not a child. Im 29 years old. I like foxes, badgers, dancing, eating dinner, going bowling, Eastenders, dancing and foxes." Quirky, imaginative and bravely honest.

This play inspires us, uplifts us and challenges pre-conceived notions we may have in a beautiful way, so that we are all there, dancing away at the party with Matty, basking in the warmth and splendour of his family's love.

As Lieutenant George from Blackadder Goes Forth says in the same vein as Bobby did, 'God I love the theatre.'

The play runs until November 18.