A GOTHIC thriller performed in a water tank is set to hit a Cumbrian stage.

An Tobar and Mull Theatre is taking its new play In The Weeds by Joseph Wilde around the UK and stopping in Millom along the way.

Artistic director Rebecca Atkinson-Lord said: “I’m over the moon to be working with Joseph Wilde again on his brilliant new play In The Weeds. I commissioned Joe to write a piece set on and inspired by the Isle of Mull and he’s written a gothic thriller full of mythic themes but with a deep resonance with the complexities of island life. It’s already proving a joy to work on.”

Kazumi is hunting a sea monster. Arriving on a remote Hebridean island, he meets Coblaith, a local woman whose family has lived there for generations.

When she offers to help him find the mythical creature that he believes drowned his family, their relationship blossoms.

But there's something strange about Cob's obsessive affection for the lochs and something even stranger about the way the other islanders treat her.

Suspicious of his new lover, Kazumi’s imagination gets the better of him. Could it be that Coblaith is the mythical creature he has been searching for? Or are humans the real monsters after all?

The show is heading to Beggar’s Theatre on June 21. Visit: www.beggarstheatre.com