A CARLISLE Fringe regular has turned her hand to playwriting in creating a new show for this month's festival.

Cumbrian singer-songwriter Clare Roberts, also known as Little Strings, has put down her trademark ukulele in favour of a pen and created a comedy play called #LikeForLike.

The show is being produced in Carlisle and will be staged as part of the main Carlisle Fringe Festival programme at West Walls Theatre on Thursday August 30.

Having toured around Europe as part of a theatre company, Clare has been keeping busy on this latest project.

She says: "It feels so good to be home and the last nine months feel like a magical blur.

"I do miss being in France and Pickles Theatre Company, but what I’m doing now is also so exciting and it’s keeping me busy enough!

"I got the idea for the play when I was abroad touring and started writing it then. #LikeForLike is about three young people who are obsessed with social media and they live their lives through it."

The play follows Mia, who accidentally presses 'like' whilst poring over Killian’s profile, much to the critique of her best friend Harper.

But what do you do when you meet in real life? Watch how one innocent ‘like’ spirals for these two hapless selfie takers in this one-hour comedy, where there’s so many privacy risks and not nearly enough hashtags.

Chris Honey, who is directing, is a graduate of The University of Cumbria, and the cast will feature local actors.

Clare continues: "I think anyone, social media savvy or not, will find the play entertaining, funny and thought-provoking and it’s a thrill to be a part of something bigger that’s building up the arts and cultural reputation of Carlisle and Cumbria."

#LikeForLike shows at West Walls Theatre on Thursday August 30, at 6pm, and tickets are available in advance via www.carlislefringe.co.uk