A THOUGHT-provoking play about the nature of dementia comes to the Arts Centre in Devizes Road on Wednesday, April 24.

The Library of Lost Memories stars Leela Bunce and Ged Stephenson, who together make up Shoebox Theatre - not the Swindon theatre company but a namesake based in Somerset

The play is their first production together, and is billed as an inventive, humorous and poignant meditation on the nature of memory, and on the beauty and simplicity of the human mind.

It tells the story of two well-meaning librarians who are given the task of sorting and filing the lost memories of an elderly man.

With time running out, they have no choice but to press on with their task and discover - whether they want to or not - just what happens to the things we forget.

Writer Leela Bunce’s CV also includes Waiting for Stanley, which uses clowning and puppetry to tell the story, based on real events, of a woman’s wait for her soldier husband to return by train from the front during World War Two.

Tickets for The Library of Lost Memories cost £16.50, with concessions available, and the box office can be reached on 01793 524481 and via swindontheatres.co.uk