This week, Dorchester Youth Theatre is staging Dark Dorset – a series of tales of the supernatural that have grown up around the county.
The tales have come from Dark Dorset, a website set up by Robert Newland and Mark North who have also written a number of books about Dorset folklore and ancient customs.
Robert said: “There is always a fear that the old tales will be forgotten down the years, so it is great to see youngsters coming up and showing an interest in their past. I think it will be a very good play.”
DYT’s Dark Dorset is in two parts, which the company’s junior and senior sections each performing different stories.
Bianca Judd, who runs the company, said: “It has been a very interesting project for the children and they have really enjoyed themselves. Dark Dorset is a fascinating subject and I hope our audiences enjoy it.”
Dark Dorset is at Dorchester Arts Centre on Friday and Saturday, January 16 and 17 at 7pm. There is also a junior matinee at 3pm on Saturday. Tickets are £3 from the arts centre on 01305 266926.