THERE is some excellent drama on offer across the county this weekend. In the county town, Dorchester Drama is performing their adaptation of Anouilh’s The Lark at the Roman Town House.

The Lark is the story of Joan of Arc and is proving to be a lavish, but demanding, production for Dorchester Drama Club to undertake.

Lorna Moss takes the central role and the play covers the trial, condemnation and execution of Joan, but has an unusual ending in that as she recounts certain episodes in her life, her inquisitors suddenly realise she has one last thing left to see.

But will they grant her a stay of execution to see this come to pass?

As well as Lorna and Trevor Williams, who directs and takes the role of Warwick, cast members include Lee Stroud, Jack Moss, Ann Ottoway, Laura Smith, Tina Rutherford, Anne and David Reeve, John Ramsden, Sam Kelly, Georgie Willis, David Lucas and Tom Horsington.

The Lark is at Dorchester’s Roman Town House today and tomorrow at 7.30pm. Audiences are encouraged to bring a picnic and enjoy the wonderful surroundings. Tickets are available at Words Etcetera, Cornhall or by calling 01305 257694. There is also lots going on at Bridport Arts Centre this weekend.

Anita Parry is at the venue tomorrow with her warm-hearted show What Would Helen Mirren Do? in which a downtrodden supermarket worker takes the Oscar-winning actress as an inspiration for changing her life.

The show is at the arts centre tomorrow at 8pm.

Tickets are £10 plus concessions from the box office on 01308 424204.