A PLAY by a local author that was believed lost has been revived thanks to Tydesley Little Theatre.

Sky's The Limit, which runs from September 25 to September 29, was written in 1957 by Leigh teacher Arnold Helsby.

The vintage Northern farce went out of print, but the director Ian Taylor had an original, signed copy of the script and decided to resurrect it for its 50th anniversary.

And to celebrate the arrival, Wendy Bateman, Arnold Helsby's daughter, plans to return to Tyldesley from America, where she has lived for 35 years.

Wendy found out about the play after a letter from Ian was sent to the Bolton News and published online.

The plot of Sky's The Limit centres around pigeon racing, drunken decorating and marital mix-ups.

It is an important production, too, for Kirsty Gleaves and Abigail Dawson, who will be playing their first principle roles for the society.

Sky's The Limit also stars Tony Thompson, Roma Etherington, Jenny Whur, Winnie Beatty, Ian Hunter, Garth Whaddup, Paul Beardsworth and Jon Dawson.

Tickets are available by ringing 01204 655619.