This weekend sees Swindon's Quirky Bird Theatre pull out all the stops for a double bill of drama performed by the youth section of the company.

Kicking off on Saturday, December 2 will be Scary Play written by Judith Johnson.

Quirky Bird Theatre's Young Company get their teeth stuck in to a play about ghost stories, double dares and the power of the imagination...

Working with award winning director Anna Friend, the Young Company produce two performances each year, performing in local professional venues.

Anna said: Scary Play was originally written for the 2011 National Theatre Connexions series, which creates pieces specifically designed to be performed by young actors so it was an ideal choice for us.''

Quirky Bird's Young Company offers performance opportunities to young actors aged nine to 14.

The drama begins at 6pm and 8pm in the Shoebox Theatre, Theatre Square, Swindon and tickets cost: £8 (Concessions: £6). It is suitable for ages nine plus as there is occasional strong language and violent content.

On Sunday, December 3 Quirky Bird tackles a dark drama called DNA written by Dennis Kelly.

It is a dark tale of peer pressure, loyalty and the human instinct. When a teenage prank goes horribly wrong, decisions must be made in order to survive.

Ann a said: "It's about being part of something. It's about murder.

What would you do...''

The drama starts at 6pm and 8.15pm and tickets cost: £8. It is suitable for ages 13 plus. To book tickets to either play visit