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THE 1940s come back to life on October 18-20 when the Orm­skirk Theatre Com­pany res­ur­rects Dick Bar­ton – Special Agent! at the Toby Carvery, County Road, Orm­skirk.

In an af­fec­tion­ate pas­tiche of the clas­sic BBC ra­dio se­ri­als of the 1940s, thrill to the ex­ploits of our suave hero as he tries to save the Bri­tish Em­pire from the clutches of the evil Scar­heart and his se­duc­tive temptress, Marta Heart­burn.

For a chance to win two tick­ets to the open­ing night an­swer this ques­tion: What are the names of Dick Bar­ton’s two plucky side­kicks, who help him fight crime and save the na­tion from dis­as­ter?

Send your an­swer to orm­skirk_the­atre@ hot­mail.com – win­ners will be an­nounced on­line on Satur­day, October 14.

Don’t de­spair if you have al­ready pur­chased your ticket, we will re­fund you if you win. Tick­ets are on sale £10 from The Toby Carvery in Orm­skirk or on­line at www.orm­skirk­the­atre com­pany.co.uk THE Value Of Noth­ing, which ex­plores what it means to be poor in the UK to­day, comes to The Arts Cen­tre, Edge Hill Univer­sity on October 10.

Writ­ten by Kim Wilt­shire, a lec­turer at Edge Hill Univer­sity, it is a thought-pro­vok­ing new play which ex­plores the salient so­cial is­sues of un­em­ploy­ment, the ben­e­fits sys­tems and what it re­ally means to be poor in the UK.

The Value Of Noth­ing is the story of a man who knew the price of ev­ery­thing, but the value of noth­ing.

Ex-com­mu­nity artist and self-pro­claimed peo­ple’s cham­pion Vince Fine (Ethan Holmes) is launch­ing his back-towork ini­tia­tive, Art­Works. Vow­ing to end poverty, ben­e­fits, workless­ness and even men­tal health is­sues, Vince and loyal side­kick Michelle (Jess Cum­mings) take on all­com­ers to per­suade them Art­Works works.

For tick­ets and info call 01695 584480 or www.edge­hill.ac.uk/ arts­cen­tre. Tick­ets £10, £8 con­ces­sions, £5 EHU stu­dents, free for all EHU stu­dent mem­bers.

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