Setting the pace for St George

Pace egg action from Weaver's Square, Heptonstall, last year
Pace egg action from Weaver's Square, Heptonstall, last year

It’s time for your fix of the legend of St George as the annual Pace Egg play comes to the Calder Valley.

Both Heptonstall Players and students from Calder High School will present their versions of the play on Good Friday, April 18.

St George, Bold Slasher and the infamous Toss Pot will joined by a cast of ready to bring the story to life in Weaver’s Square at Heptonstall, and is based on the oldest play in the world, The Mummers Play. As usual, hundreds of people are expected to come along and see it.

The play tells the story of St George’s triumphs over The Bold Slasher, The Black Prince of Paradine and Hector.

Heptonstall Players will perform their version of the play at 11.15am, 12.30pm, 2pm and 4pm and this year will raise funds for Macmillan nurses and Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team.

Calder High School students perform their own version of the historic Midgley Pace Egg play at various venues. Making an early start, they will perform it at: 8.45am, Banksfield; 9.30am, Todmorden Market; 10.30am, St Michael’s Church, Mytholmroyd; 11am, Holme Street, Hebden Bridge; 11.30am, The Square, Hebden Bridge; 12.15pm, The Robin Hood, Pecket Well; 1.15pm, Hebdcen Bridge Marina; 2pm, Luddenden; 2.30pm, Midgley; and 3pm, Heptonstall.