A CELEBRATION of our ability to connect and find the light in a bright new world, Brilliance will be performed at Town Hall Arts in Trowbridge on Saturday, December 1. From the company that brought It’s a Wonderful Life to town, Farnham Maltings and Rural Arts Wiltshire aim to delight again with an extraordinary piece of theatre.

The musical play initially takes us back to 1948 in a rural village hall. A literal spark is created as William, a repairman who comes to fix a creaking door, meets Stella and is taken by her bright blue eyes full of brilliance. This lover’s journey is disrupted by domineering Nigel, who takes every opportunity to scupper the love birds' meetings.

William’s mother and Stella’s father have a romance of their own going on, and he sends her a heartfelt letter asking her to be the light of his life.

The five multi-talented actors then move on to 1963 where, after the spark occurred all those years ago the slow process of rural electrification is starting to illuminate every corner and crevice of village life. William discovers a romantic betrayal as the story continues and as the dark evenings hold us in, we gather with light and sing long into the night.

This drama is sure to provide you with both laughter and tears, along with a whole line-up of instruments from a xylophone to a double bass that accompany the drama.

"We are really excited to have Farnham Maltings back with us with their latest production," Tracy Sullivan Town Hall Arts’ Director said. "The audience absolutely loved their last production with us and the incredible staging, this really promises to be a fantastic example of how brilliant small scale theatre can be.

With sparky actors and electrifying moments Brilliance will be a captivating 90 minutes at Trowbridge Town Hall on December 1 at 7.30pm. Tickets £11, £9 concessions, booked online at www townhallarts.co.uk or 01225 774306.