LIFE at a local newspaper will be thrown under the spotlight at Greensward College, Hockley, this month.

The Rochford District Players will be taking a farcical look at the world of reporting in their production Local News, on at the theatre on Saturday August 11.

Better known for their annual pantomimes, the group is putting on this one nighter to help raise funds for their next family show.

Written by Sean Dooley, the comedy is set in the quiet hamlet of Taviscombe. While its sleepiness is great for the residents, it leaves the local newspaper and police force without much to do.

To try and combat their boredom and get themselves recognised on a national level, both organisations independently plan a robbery.

Unfortunately the fool-proof schemes they come up with are identical, leading to a great deal of confusion and the disappearance of the money they were targetting.

There will be two performances one at 5pm and one at 8pm. Tickets cost £7.50.

Local News, Greensward College, Greensward Lane, Hockley, Saturday August 11, 5pm and 8pm, 07722 154052