The Mount Players theatre company is preparing to take to the stage for its first production in 2018.

The local group will start the year with Marghanita Laski’s drama The Offshore Island, directed by Cherry Servis.

Set in England 10 years after a nuclear explosion, the play centres around a widow and her two children living in an isolated valley that has remained unaffected by the war.

The family’s first contact with the happenings of the outside world comes when a group of Americans arrive. At first, the mother and children are delighted and full of gratitude.

While the play was written in 1954 – at the height of the Cold War – the story’s concepts are said to still be applicable to life today.

The Offshore Island will be performed on Friday and Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoons from March 9 to March 25 at The Mountview Theatre, located at 56 Smith Street, Macedon.

To book tickets go to www.themountplayers.com or call 5426 1892.