A PLAY specially written to mark the 800th anniversary of an historic manor house is to be staged later this month.

“The White Lady - A Tapestry of Crook Hall” will be staged at the manor house in Durham over two nights, starting on October 22.

Timeworks Theatre has written the play, based around the legend of the hall’s ghost and takes the audience on a journey through 800 years of love, war, life and death, drawing on the rich history of the hall and the characters associated with it.

Written by local playwright John Seymour, and directed by his wife Sarah Seymour, the play will be staged in the evocative surroundings of Crook Hall’s Medieval hall.

Mrs Seymour said: “Producing The White Lady at Crook Hall has been a wonderful opportunity for us, especially as we were actually married there in 2015.

“It’s a beautiful venue that is very dear to us both, so having the chance to stage a play there has been a great thrill.”

The White Lady - A Tapestry of Crook Hall will be staged at 6.30pm each night and tickets, priced £13.50, can be booked on 0191 384 8028 or crookhallgardens.co.uk.