A THEATRE company which has spent 50 years touring the country by canal, river and road, is coming to Winsford this month – and you could win a pair of tickets to see them.

Mikron Theatre will be performing Maeve Larkin's play Raising Agents at the Winsford Academy Theatre in Grange Lane on Friday, April 15, at 7.30pm.

Raising Agents tells the story of Bunnington WI.

With memberships dwindling, it means they can barely afford their hall, let alone a decent speaker, so when a PR guru becomes a member, the women are glad of new blood.

A synopsis continues: “Initially, the milk of WI kindness begins to sour when she re-brands them as the Bunnington Bunnies. They are hopping.

“With stakes higher than a five-tiered cake stand, a battle ensues for the very soul of Bunnington, perhaps the WI itself!

“On the threshold of one century into the next, this tale of hobbyists and lobbyists asks how much we should know our past or how much we should let go of it.”

Winsford Guardian:

Playwright Maeve Larkin said: "I am so thrilled that Mikron Theatre will be restaging Raising Agents for their 50th anniversary tour.

“As with the WI's old paradoxical motto 'Grave and Gay', it aims to transcend the sum of its parts by celebrating the timeless principles of community, activism and sisterhood."

The production's cast will feature Thomas Cotran, Alice McKenna, James McLean and newcomer Hannah Bainbridge.

Raising Agents is directed by Rachel Gee, designed by Celia Perkins, with music composed by the folk duo O'Hooley and Tidow and directed by Rebekah Hughes.

Based in the village of Marsden, at the foot of the Yorkshire Pennines, Mikron Theatre has toured 66 productions on board a vintage narrowboat and spent more than 34,000 boating hours on the inland waterways.

The group performs shows in places that other theatre companies wouldn't dream of; a play about growing-your-own on an allotment; a play about bees performed next to hives, a play about fish and chips to audiences in a fish and chip restaurant, as well as plays about hostelling performed in YHA Youth hostels and the RNLI, performed at several Lifeboat Stations around the UK.

Tickets are £13 or £11 for concessions, with a group offer of 'buy five get a sixth ticket free' (all group tickets £11 each).

Order online at fowtp.co.uk/events/ or phone 01606 863540 (John) or 01606 550664 (Sue).

Two tickets are being offered as a prize to Guardian readers by Friends of Winsford Town Park.

To enter your name into the draw, simply email jessica.farrington@newsquest.co.uk with your name, address and a contact telephone number.

The deadline for this competition is midnight on Monday, April 11.

The successful name will be drawn on Tuesday, April 12, and the winner will be contacted.