AS part of the Marine Theatre's celebrations of World Women’s Day, a funny and touching play about female friendship is coming to town.

Dorchester Arts Associate Amateur Theatre Group, Somerleigh Players, presents Ade Morris’s The Boadicea of Britannia Street at the Lyme Regis theatre on Friday, March 2.

Local journalist Fran, PE teacher Penny, shy librarian Janet and feisty Annie form a writing group.

Over the course of a few weeks, home truths are shared - along with a lot of tea and vodka. Inspired by Boadicea’s courage, these women face their demons, overcome their enemies and move on as friends to a better future. If only all women had friends like these…

Mel Hooley, director, said: “This is a touching tale of four very different female characters who are drawn together by a desire to express themselves. The evening is perfect to enjoy with friends, enjoying a glass of wine together, laughing and wiping away the odd tear on the night - the characters stay with you and you'll still be talking about it weeks later!”

The production begins at 8pm. Doors and bar are open at 7.30pm.

Contact the Marine Theatre box office for tickets and more information.