A NEW play will be performed at the Queen's Hall in Hexham on Wednesday, April 13.

Squiggle Productions has created a new play, The Boy and The Seahorse, which will tour several North East locations from April 13 until April 16.

'A magical Northumbrian folktale', The Boy and The Seahorse explores familial love, emotion, transformation, and seafaring heritage.

Benjamin Storey, the creator of Squiggle Productions and The Boy and The Seahorse, said he chose the seahorse to be a focal point in the play due to the symbolism it holds for the North East region.

"It features on our football strips and in architecture, and it's kind of an emblem for the North East," he said.

Set in Northumberland at the turn of the century in 1899, the North East was emerging from house arrest imposed when bubonic plague raged through the country. 

Then a great storm destroys The Boy's home, and The Boy must leave his Mother and embark on a seafaring adventure.

Starting from 2.30pm, tickets cost £7 and it is recommended for children over seven years old.