A POETIC production will mark the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War.

Merry It Was To Laugh There uses poetry and diaries written during the conflict.

The event is at the Cramphorn Theatre, in Fairfield Road, on Friday, July 4, and starts at 8pm.

Tickets are £13.50 for adults, £12 concessions. Visit chelmsford.gov.uk/theatres for more.