SILAS Marner, a new production of George Eliot's classic novel, will visit the Torch Theatre from Monday - Wednesday, March 24 - 26, as part of a Welsh tour this spring, having premiered at Clwyd Theatr Cymru last autumn to critical acclaim. It is performed by a cast of 12 in an original adaptation by Tim Baker which also features live music.

Silas Marner is a weaver who is dealt a series of cruel blows by fate; first by being falsely accused of theft and driven out of his community, then scorned in his adopted village and robbed of his life savings. Only when a golden-haired infant mysteriously appears in his humble cottage is Silas led into another world of love and acceptance.

This haunting story of rejection and redemption is set against the hardships and turmoil of the Industrial Revolution and Napoleonic Wars.

The cast sing and play live in a show in which folk songs and musical accompaniments are an integral part of the narrative.

Silas Marner promises another piece of gripping theatre from a director whose recent production of 'To Kill a Mockingbird' visited the Torch Theatre last year.

Performances are at 7.30 pm and there are some matinees available. Please contact the Box Office on 01646 695267 for details. Tickets are priced at £9.50 and £8.50 (discounts). Seats for the matinee performances are priced at £5 each. Early booking is recommended.