WIRRAL-Based Hand in Hand Theatre Productions hold open auditions for a play about late Beatle George Harrison next week.

Excerpts of 'George Harrison's Suitcase' will be staged at the Gladstone Theatre, Port Sunlight, in September.

Based on an idea by Wirral arts campaigner John Gorman, who brought together a team of seven writers for the project, it tells the story of a suitcase left by the guitarist in Irby Village Hall in 1962.

The actual suitcase is currently on show in The Perch Rock Museum in New Brighton.

The project was put on hold last year but now extracts are to be showcased as a work-in-progress to give audiences a taster of how the production will develop.

It will be shown on the same night as the company's award-winning production Remembrance Day.

Auditions will take place on Monday, July 20 from 7-9pm in Liscard – those interested should telephone 07949 457698 for venue details.

The company need to cast the following people: A teenage boy and girl must be over 16 but able to play younger, two males in their 30s – one with East End of London accent, the other a cultured southern voice, a singer and actor of any age who plays the guitar and a supporting male role.

If you would also like to be involved backstage or in another capacity they would be pleased to hear from you. Visit handinhandtheatreproductions.co.uk or email handinhandtheatre@googlemail.com