Arcadia is at the Merlin Theatre from November 21-23.

FROME Drama Club's autumn production features talent from Wiltshire, as director Gill Morell is well known for her work with Shakespeare Live and many of the cast also come from the county.

Ms Morrell has worked with Shakespeare Live and Bath Drama on classics such as The Tempest, As You Like It, The Merchant of Venice, Under Milk Wood, She Stoops to Conquer and Three Sisters.

The cast, which includes a tortoise, includes Wiltshire actors Olivia De Rivaz, who plays Lady Croom, with her husband Giles De Rivaz as Septimus. Andrew Morrison and his son William play Noakes and Augustus/Gus while Anabella Fairgrieve, who is in Year 13 at St Augustine's College in Trowbridge, is Thomasina.

Regarded as one of Stoppards' best works, this is part love story, part detective story, part an exploration of the nature of truth and time. The play explores how the truth of the past is not always captured by history. Twists and turns will keep audiences fascinated, while the play is balanced by its humour.

The play swaps between the two time periods throughout and Ms Morrell kept the two casts separate for the first rehearsals to give them a real feeling of discovery.

With sumptuous costumes, and a setting of a recreation of a country house conservatory, this production promises to excite all the senses and keep the audience guessing right to the end.

Tickets from 01373 465949.