AFTER sell out shows in Galashiels, Selkirk and Carlops, the last performance of Unveiled Secrets comes to the Eastgate tonight (Friday).

The theme of the evening has proved popular with audiences - four women, four secrets, four short plays - and involve local writers, directors and actors.

Kathleen Mansfield (Shakespeare at Traquair) set up Odd Productions Theatre Company after her brother died suddenly, at 50, and it is fitting that the issues of love and loss are the themes of two of the plays. The other plays are darker, dealing with family issues that are often not spoken about but here are brought out into the open.

West Linton actress Sara Innes gives sterling performances in First Steps and Give the Dog A Bone (Oliver Eade).

First Steps deals with illicit love during the Second World War and is written by Carlops author Anita John.

Anita told us: "The plays have gone down really well with audiences so far and we've had sell-out performances at the MacArts in Galashiels, The County Hotel in Selkirk, and Carlops Village Hall.

"The performance at Eastgate on Friday is the last day of the tour and it would be great if we could end with another sell-out."

During the interval of Unveiled Secrets there will be book and CD sales in support of the charity Children 1st.

Tickets are avialable for tonight's performance from the Eastgate box office.