A Winchester theatre are preparing for their new production later this month.

The Chesil Theatre's latest play is A Fine Bright Day Today by Philip Goulding.

It is a contemporary play which explores with warmth, understanding and humour, the intertwining past and present lives of three very different people.

Set in a small English coastal town, this is a delicately constructed story of hope in later life.

Since her husband, a trawlerman, was lost at sea more than 30 years ago, Margaret has lived with her daughter, Rebecca. Now Rebecca is moving out to be with her boyfriend and Margaret faces a future alone.

However, when her daughter asks Margaret to take in a lodger, on impulse, she agrees. It’s not long before he’s disturbing her calm routine, dripping rainwater on her clean floors and appearing for breakfast in his boxers.

Director David Baldwin said: “This is an entertaining, thoughtful play with a big heart. Philip Goulding makes us really care about these people and their hopes for the future.”

A Fine Bright Day Today opens on January 22 at 7.45pm, with performances running until January 29.

They will have a matinee on January 23 at 2.30pm.

Tickets, from £10, are available from chesiltheatre.org.uk.