EAST Lancashire Elizabethan stately home Gawthorpe Hall will the setting for a Tudor comedy on Saturday (JUNe 8).

I will provide an appropriate backdrop for an outdoor production of 'Twits, Wits and Bawdy Baskets' by Doodlebugs Productions.

A cast of seven actors will perform the show at 6.30pm.

Set in Tudor times and tells the story of a hapless band of Elizabethan rogues who decide to make money by pretending to be a company of strolling players. They arrive at Padiham's Gawthorpe Hall, and a fast-paced farce follows.

Cllr Peter Buckley, Lancashire County Council's culture boss, said: ""The performance is a Tudor comedy about gender, identity and the north/south divide. No one is who they seem to be in this very farcical and funny comedy, which has a nod to Shakespeare.

"This promises to be a fantastic show set in the wonderful historic backdrop of Gawthorpe Hall."

Tickets for the performance cost £11 in advance only.