AN ACCLAIMED drama about mental health is coming to the Swindon Fringe Festival.

The Ebbing Hour follows two men on a hillside and a woman in therapy confronting their mysterious pasts in a show described as original, powerful, thought-provoking, and full of intrigue and twists.

The theatrical production was devised by Softsod Productions, which specialises in creating contemporary fast-paced dramas which raise the profile of mental health matters.

Writer and producer David Martin said: “It’s a mysterious, sometimes comedic and often moving journey of self-discovery. We have devised the play over three years, a drama which examines the mental and emotional health issues that face us all, including faith, loss, suicide, love and survival against the odds. In the hands of award-winning director Jacqs Graham the play aims to capture the very essence of contemporary story-telling in an outstanding piece of edgy, evocative and physical theatre.”

Jacqs Graham said: "Our third and most adventurous Softsod production to date, The Ebbing Hour is aimed at those seeking intelligent, beautifully crafted, meaningful theatre.”

The show will be performed at Artiste on April 12 from 7.30pm as part of a double bill with Wiltshire writer Jane Dale's show My Eternal Portion.

Tickets cost £12 on the door or £10 from