A GLIMPSE of country life in Britain, 120 years ago, is being offered in Evesham tomorrow courtesy of a visiting theatre company.

Theatre Roundabout is performing Lark Rise, a version of Flora Thompson's unforgettable picture of rural life captured in her book which has never gone out of print.

In the 1980s the National Theatre produced a version of the story and Theatre Roundabout is bringing its new adaptation of the show for smaller stages.

All the characters are portrayed by Sylvia Read and William Fry, using the techniques they have developed during almost 40 years together on the road.

They have been members of Theatre Roundabout since the company was founded in the 1960s and their travels have taken them across England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland, over America and even Africa.

They are directed in Lark Rise by Roger Redfarn, a distinguished West End director. Lauri Griffith-Jones, of Evesham Arts Association said: "This wonderful husband and wife team are quite outstanding - we actually booked them before ACE was built and regularly since!.

"Their skilled portrayal of several characters is always fascinating." Evesham Arts Centre's curtain is due to go up on Lark Rise at 7.30pm.