A play addressing the issue of alcoholism is coming to Swindon.

DRY, commissioned by the NHS, is a one-hour drama with music about parenting, disappointment and middle-age drinking.

Performed at Swindon’s Central Library at 7pm on Saturday February 1, the performance is part of a national tour supported by Turning Point.

Written by Human Story Theatre’s Gaye Poole, there will be a Q&A after each show with local professionals from Turning Point and other organisations to discuss the issues of the play, the impact of alcohol on communities as well as informing people about services available.

Gaye said: “I wanted to develop something that showed in a very real way what many of us have seen or experienced ourselves. What can seem like a social norm can turn people against each other and change personalities."

Turning Point delivers drug and alcohol recovery services around the UK.

Tickets are 'pay what you can' but booking is needed through humanstorytheatre.com/shows/.