A THOUGHTFUL and compelling portrayal of 60 years of village life will be performed in Bewdley next week.

Shropshire-based Pentabus Theatre are putting on their acclaimed production of ‘Here I Belong’ at St George’s Hall on Tuesday, March 13.

The play follows the story of village resident Elsie from youth to the fight to stay in her home in old age.

Two actors tell the story of Elsie at age 25, 45, 65 and 85, and her lifetime battle to stay in the village where she feels she belongs. It's where her daughters grew up, her husband died and it's where she's going to stay, come what may.

The cabaret style show takes place around the audience as if at a party, with the interior of the venue changed for each scene - through bunting, flowers, fairy lights, balloons - with the audience asked to help with the change, or blow up balloons, or sing 'Happy Birthday'.

The show, organised by Bewdley Festival, starts at 7.30pm with doors opening at 7.30pm. Tickets priced £10 available at www.bewdleyfestival.org.uk or in person from St George’s Hall cafe.

For more information on the show, visit http://www.pentabus.co.uk/here-i-belong