Budding playwright Gordon Gillett, 73, has sworn all his actors to secrecy as they rehearse his play The Voyeur - being performed at Datchet Village Hall next week.

Mr Gillett has a lifelong connection with Datchet - his parents owned Gillett's the butchers and he has played football for the village.

His play is a thriller about a young MP whose life is transformed by a vivacious young woman whose appearance in his life leads to a series of disturbing events.

Mr Gillett said: "I have sworn all the actors to secrecy and I defy anyone to guess the various twists and turns."

He is an Agatha Christie fan and remembers when the Datchet Players staged one of her less successful plays which her grandson heard about.

"He said we were the only group to ever make a success of it."

You can see the play Thursday to Saturday, November 23 to 25 in Datchet Village Hall at 8pm. Tickets at £8 from Margaret Bacon on 01753 861074 or www.datchetplayers.org.uk

The charity Sebastian's Action Trust which supports seriously ill children in Windsor and Datchet will receive a share of the box office.