A PLAY about getting older in a rural community will come to St Mary's Church in Cholsey, this month.

Both comic and moving, Simeon’s Watch looks at three generations of one farming family as they cope with the tricky process of ageing.

A spokesman said: "Leah keeps losing things. First it was her knitting, then the sheep, and now her father keeps wandering off. She frequently loses her temper and some days she thinks she’s losing her mind.

"Or is it her father Simeon who’s doing that? Staring out of the window, muttering about angels, waiting with unshakeable conviction for ‘God knows what’. It’s all a game to Leah’s daughter, which only makes things worse. Something has to change."

The spokesman added: "As the nights draw in, watching her father’s dementia slow him down and her daughter’s future race ahead, Leah seems to be waiting too - but for what?"

The play will come to St Mary's on November 13.

Tickets are available from the Riding Lights box office by calling 01904 613000, or online at ridinglights.org/simeon.