A POIGNANT portrait of five young people's lives during the First World War will be performed this Remembrance Sunday.

Frinton Summer Theatre is set to mark the centenary of the end of the conflict next Sunday by staging a reading of correspondence between Vera Brittain, author of novel Testament of Youth, and four young men, all of whom died in the conflict.

All of the letters were sent between 1913 and 1918 to recipients including her brother and fiancé.

Amanda Root and Will Taylor are set to return to Frinton to play leading roles in the show.

Key string players from the Philharmonia Orchestra, usually resident at The Southbank Centre in London, will also be accompanying the performance.

The show, titled Letters From a Lost Generation, has been organised in conjunction with Frinton War Memorial Club.

Tickets cost £16 and are available from Caxton Books, in Connaught Avenue, Frinton, or via The Friends of Frinton Theatre.

Two performances will take place at McGrigor Hall at 4.30pm and 7.30pm.