WIRRAL’S newest allotments will be the setting for an open-air theatre performance this weekend.
The performance of Losing the Plot by Mikron Theatre Company on Sunday will celebrate the transformation of a disused plot of scrubland into Gilroy Community Allotments.
The land behind Coronation Buildings was previously used for grazing horses and now holds 49 plots.
Some run by local schools and community groups and there are also plans for a community woodland classroom and special growing areas for people with disabilities.
Richard Hill, chair of Gilroy Community Allotment Society, said: “Only last year this land was disused and now it is a thriving community allotment site.
“Come along, have family fun, see what we've achieved and maybe be inspired to do the same.”
Losing the Plot, written by former Coronation Street actress-turned writer Deborah McAndrew, tells the stories of the gardeners of Thistledale Allotments and their relationships with each other, the land – and their giant vegetables.
The performance starts at 3pm. All are welcome and there is no need to book – bring your own chairs and blankets.
Refreshments will be available and there will be a collection after the show.