ME And Thee Theatre, a new Ryedale company formed by Tabitha Grove, Libby Pearson and barrister Tom Tyson, are bringing an evening of theatre to Partisan, the independent speciality coffee shop and restaurant, in Micklegate, York, on Saturday.

The trio presents brand new writing that explores the complexities of human desire to trust in two witty and thought-provoking plays, The Barber and Sue, that will "challenge your expectations, test your loyalties and play with your emotions".

"While these plays stand alone, they are connected by the theme of trust that people put in one another and the conclusions we’re all guilty of jumping to," says Tabitha, a Ryedale actor and costumier whose credits include BBC1’s The Moonstone, ITV’s Victoria and York theatre company Theatre Mill’s Frankenstein Revelations. Naturally, she has costumed Me And Thee's production.

Libby has written for ClapTrap Productions and Me & Thee Theatre and is the writer and co-producer of The Purple List, a play about diversity, discrimination and dementia. For this latest production, she has written and directed The Barber, in which both barber and client hide truths that must be navigated and explored in this touching and revealing work.

When not at the bar – the legal one, that is – barrister Tom Tyson is an actor and playwright, who worked with ClapTrap Productions on their latest shows, Broken and Impact. He wrote and features in the first of Saturday's plays, Sue, where Sue's deceptive actions trigger a domino effect of questionable behaviour, but does she deserve her comeuppance?

"To reserve a place at Partisan on Saturday night for this 7.30pm double bill of tales of deception, trust and blind faith, you can either email or call me on 07527640358," says Libby. "It's a very tight space, so we highly recommend that a reservation is made." 

Further performances will follow at Lund Village Hall, near Beverley, on November 24 at 7.30pm and in Room 700 at Leeds Library on November 28 at 7pm.