DUDLEY thespians are getting set to bring to life classic drama The Deep Blue Sea as part of their 70th anniversary celebrations.

The play will be presented by Dudley Little Theatre at Netherton Arts Centre, Northfield Road, from Wednesday March 7 to Saturday March 10.

Penned by renowned playwright Terence Rattigan in 1952 - the story follows a day in the life of Hester Collyer who has turned her back on her comfortable but dull lifestyle as wife to High Court judge Sir William Collyer to embark upon an affair with ex-RAF fighter pilot and Battle of Britain hero Freddie Page.

But after ten months masquerading as husband and wife and living in a squalid London flat, an end to the affair is on the horizon and Hester finds herself lost between the devil and the deep blue sea - with only one desperate way out of the situation.

The production is the third of four anniversary plays being staged by the theatre company which previously performed the show back in 1984 - having been voted for by audiences and members to feature in the company's milestone 70th season.

Performances start at 7.30pm nightly, with doors opening at 7pm.

Tickets cost £8 (£7 concessions) and can be bought on the door on the night or online from www.dudleylittletheatre.org or by calling 01384 872583, 07582 318017, or 07954 424555.