A SHOW highlighting Alzheimer's Disease that took the Edinburgh Festival Fringe by storm will be performed at Winfrith Village Hall this month.

Pipeline Theatre's Spillikin (a love story) will be visiting the Purbeck venue courtesy of Dorset's rural touring arts programme Artsreach.

The play features the story of a state-of-the-art robot living with a woman with Alzheimers.

Artistic director Alan Munden said: "Making work about what you know or desire to better understand, I think lends it integrity.

"My mother has Alzheimers. I am frightened when I try to imagine her experience, but intrigued and excited to manifest it on stage, and wish I had the patience of a robot."

When the show was performed in Edinburgh is was nominated for the prestigious Carol Tambor Best of Edinburgh Award.

An Artsreach spokesman explained: "It is the 1970s. Sally likes Debbie Harry, Raymond likes making robots - they’re an unlikely pair.

"Fifty years later after a long, childless and sometimes bumpy marriage, Sally has Alzheimers.

"Before Raymond died he created a robot uploaded with his memories to keep her company. It is the ultimate love letter from beyond the grave, an endlessly patient memory-jogger and singing partner.

"But as Sally’s mind fades, will the robot be more of a comfort or a threat? Moving and funny, Spillikin poses big questions about love, death, and technology."

Spillikin (a love story) will be performed at Winfrith Village Hall on March 26 at 7.30pm.

Call 01305 852 117 for tickets and information.