Take a cross-country walk in Swimbridge next week and experience the excitement of four short original plays in atmospheric outdoor locations. A magical lake, some sinister lime kilns, an historic building and an old watermill set the scenes for the four

Take a cross-country walk in Swimbridge next week and experience the excitement of four short original plays in atmospheric outdoor locations.A magical lake, some sinister lime kilns, an historic building and an old watermill set the scenes for the four very different productions with Theatre on the Move, from Wednesday until Saturday.The evening event can cater for a maximum of 100 people per night, split into audiences of 25. An eccentric host will lead people from one play to the next.Each setting is within five minutes' walking distance of the village centre and the performances - a drama, some folklore, a comedy and a mystery - will last for approximately 15 minutes each.Audiences will meet at the Jubilee Hall in Swimbridge at 7.30pm and following a short explanation, the drama will start."This event is unique," said co-ordinator Julie Whitton."It not only gives the audience an opportunity to see four excellent short stories, but to also visit some beautiful areas within Swimbridge which are not usually open to the public."The scripts for the plays - Reunion, Final Act, 'Sudden Death and Tipping the Scales of Wisdom - were written by three talented local writers; Rosie Godfrey, Hayley Graham and Tricia De VoyseyThe plays are directed by Saskia Verton-Smith, who has recently moved to Swimbridge from Holland, and John Surman who performed The Great Surmo at this year's Theatrefest. The idea came from Saskia, who said: "Theatre on the Move was very popular in Holland and some audiences came back twice!The settings in Swimbridge are breathtaking and are a wonderful backdrop to the plays. The cast and scripts are excellent. This is without doubt going to be an event that our audiences will remember for a long time afterwards."Tickets are going quickly and people are advised to book as early as they can, by calling the Box Office on (01271) 830456, emailing yarnacott@yahoo.co.uk or calling into the Jack Russell Inn at Swimbridge, the village Post Office or the Blue Gallery in Barnstaple. Pre-theatre meals are available at the Jack Russell Inn on (01271) 830366. Light refreshments are also available in The Jubilee Hall from 6pm.All profits from the event will go to Swimbridge charities.