A return match for St George

Drama on the streets: Ray Riches as St George in a previous Pace Egg play
Drama on the streets: Ray Riches as St George in a previous Pace Egg play
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IT’s that time of year again – when Toss Pot, Bold Slasher and the Black Prince are resurrected on the streets of Calderdale for the annual Pace Egg Plays.

The traditional Easter romp is expected to attract the crowds through a series of performances on Good Friday by the Heptonstall Players and Calder High School students. Believed to be one of the oldest dramas, the play tells of St George’s triumphs over three challengers – Bold Slasher, the Black Prince and Hector.

David Burnop, of Heptonstall Players, said: “The whole day has become a re-uniting of old friends and family from the area. Every year’s play is very special to us and with their own idosycrasies. We hope this year is just as unique.”

Heptonstall Players will be performing in Weaver’s Square, Heptonstall, at 11.15am, 12.30pm, 2pm and 4pm.

Calder High School students (the Midgley Players) will perform at 8.45am on the Banksfield Estate, Mytholmroyd; 9.30am in Todmorden; 10.30am in Mytholmroyd; 11am on Holme Street, Hebden Bridge; 11.30am at St George’s Square, Hebden Bridge; 12.15pm at the New Delight Inn, Blackshaw; 1.15pm at the Marina, Hebden Bridge; 2pm at Luddenden village; 2.30pm at Midgeley and 3pm at Weaver’s Square, Heptonstall.