A THEATRE show with a tea dance theme that is based on a little known story from the Second World War heads to Sixpenny Handley.

Founded by two drama centre London graduates, Bips Mawson and Leila Sykes, Anonymous is a Woman Theatre Company make innovative, challenging and collaborative theatre with women at its centre.

Their immersive production Think of England will visit Sixpenny Handley Village Hall with Artsreach on Thursday, January 25, 7.30pm, following a sell-out tour of the Midlands last winter.

Producers Leila Sykes and Pip Brignall said: “Everywhere we went on tour the show resonated in a different way based on that community's war time history”.

Kerry Bartlett, Artsreach co-director, said: “This show looks simply perfect for rural touring, and is something that we hope will have great appeal to audiences in Dorset.”

It is set in 1943 and the war office has employed Bette and Vera to travel the country hosting tea dances to boost morale amongst local communities and RAF personnel.

But how will the locals react when they discover the women’s real purpose; to send the young men off to fight having experienced all of life’s pleasures.

Based on a real-life wartime scandal that threatened to destroy these women’s lives, join in with the unforgettable dance and rousing song as the story unfolds around you.

For tickets or more information call 07751 525200 or artsreach.co.uk.