‘Commedia del arte’ in the Vicarage Garden on Friday 13th...

THE Vicarage Garden in Torrington will be invaded by The Rude Mechanical Theatre Company on Friday with its hilarious new summer play ‘Who Saw Marjorie Daw?’

Presented by The Plough Arts Centre, the favourite seasonal visitors – known widely as ‘masters of commedia del arte’ or so ‘tis said – will be performing their latest open air offering with gusto and much verve.

The ‘comic mystery’ is set in 1968 London where Gerald and Agnes Church, characters from last year’s popular play ‘Gentle Harry’s Farm’, get involved in politics, journalism, flower power, fashion, astral flying, revolution, war and free love - all without leaving the Vicarage Garden.

The strange disappearance of a young hippy is the theme but expect a background of provocative power politics and the Vietnam war.

The audience is invited to bring low back seating, blankets and picnics for the performance, which starts at 7pm and will be swiftly moved to the Plough if the weather proves too inclement.

Call the box office on 01805 624624 for more information.