A DOUBLE bill of theatre will be presented by Dorchester Youth Theatre Juniors and Intermediates tonight.

The junior actors will perform Peggy the Pint Sized Pirate and the intermediate actors will perform Murder at Mayview Manor.

Peggy is a small pirate with big dreams. Join her on a quest to save the pirates who have been captured by the sea monster. With a range of interesting characters including Captains ‘Sludge’ and ‘Soggy’, Willy the Whale and Barney the Barnacle and a game show host!!

Peggy also enlists the help of a mermaid along the way. Performed with permission from Freedrama.net

DYT spokesman Carol Burgess said: "For many of our juniors this will be the first DYT play they have performed in, so they are all really excited."

The second performance will be from DYT’s talented intermediates, who bring some intrigue and comedy to the stage with Murder at Mayview Manor by Alison Chaplin.

As a group of strangers gather for a murder mystery weekend, it becomes apparent that several of them harbour secrets. But only one secret leads to a real murder.

DYT artistic director Jo Simons said: "We have had a lot of laughs throughout rehearsals, and it has been lovely to work on a different type of play and watching them all develop their individual characters."

*Peggy the Pint Sized Pirate and Murder at Mayview Manor, Thursday, June 13 and Friday, June 14. Performances start at 6.30pm. Tickets cost £7.50 for adults or £4 for under 18s. Call the box office for tickets on 01305 2266926.