FAWLEY power station is set to live on after its demolition as a new play has been commissioned to tell its story.

On Sunday, the chimney at the power station is set to be demolished as part of a project to flatten the site, ready for a new 1,500 home development.

Now though, the story of the power station is set to be told to audiences as New Forest based, Forest Forge Theatre prepares its newest play about the site.

Playwright David Lane, supported by an Arts Council grant, has been working in collaboration with the company to research its history and interview locals and ex workers involved in the power stations’ heritage.

And now the play is set to tour next year to communities across Hampshire to tell "a story of politics, industrial development, and people’s lives."

Forest Forge has been producing and touring plays based on local stories for 40 years and CEO/ Creative Producer, Sharon Lawless said: “This play feels very special, very poignant, it’s my home area and I have grown up seeing the chimney from wherever I have been on land or sea and always known that’s home.

"We are honoured that so many of the local community have shared their memories and this play will celebrate their heritage once the power station has been fully demolished, to live on into the future after it is gone.

"It’s fantastic to be working with David Lane who has a unique process of playwriting through immersing himself in extensive research and interviews and what is very exciting and unusual, is that we are starting this process with the director and set designer being involved right at the very beginning before the play is written.”