THE story of an ordinary yet extraordinary individual will take to the stage for one night only at Dorchester Corn Exchange on Wednesday, July 3.

Written by Jemma Kennedy, Second Person Narrative is a play about selfhood and the decisions which shape our lives, performed by Dorchester Youth Theatre.

Capturing fragments of a single character's life, the narrative follows a woman from birth to death, watching as she grows up, makes friends, gets a job, forms relationships, has a baby, and make mistakes. Always surrounded by a group of voices, from family members to teachers, medical professionals to co-workers, audiences will experience what happens when the protagonist follows the voices of others, and what happens when she follows her own.

Jo Simons, artistic director of Dorchester Youth Theatre, says: "Once again, our performance company has risen to the challenge and have put their own stamp on the characters. I think this is a play that will resonate with a lot of woman, and it's a bit different in the way that we have staged it. We really hope everyone enjoys this rather unique experience."

At the end of the performance, the company will welcome back former Dorchester Youth Theatre member Emily Wilkinson. Emily will share her experiences of life in Waspish Theatre Company, where she now works, and who are about to take the play Ideology and Hair Gel to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

There will also be an opportunity for a Q&A with Emily and the Dorchester Youth Theatre cast.

The performance of Second Person Narrative will begin at 8pm. Tickets are £7.50 for adults and £4 for under-18s. They can be purchased via the Dorchester Arts website or box office, or on the door.