Pace Egg players get ready for annual show

The Heptonstall Players perform the Pace Egg Play in Weavers Square, Heptonstall.
The Heptonstall Players perform the Pace Egg Play in Weavers Square, Heptonstall.

A MUCH-loved Easter tradition will once again entertain the crowds in the upper Calder Valley’s Pace Egg plays.

Hundreds are expected to watch two versions of The Pace Egg Play, performed by The Heptonstall Players and students from Calder High School, Mytholmroyd, on Good Friday, April 6.

The role of The Black Prince of Paradise in the Players’ version will be performed by Andy Carter, while Lamin Touray will play in Calder High School’s version – known as The Black Prince of Paradine.

Master of ceremonies for the Players will be Juggler Neil Collins, performing alongside Ray Riches as St George, Jimmy Green as The Bold Slasher, David Burnop as The Doctor, Sydney Roper as The King of Egypt, Stuart Hought as Hector and Dean Gash as Toss Pot.

The Players perform in Weavers’ Square, Heptonstall, at 11.15am, 12.30pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm.

The Midgley Pace Egg play - an old tradition at Calder High School - also includes Jack Deighton as The Fool, James Kay as Bold Slasher, Daniel Cox as The Doctor, William Foulds as King of Egypt, Joe Moorhead as Hector, Tom Jennings will play the role of Tosspot and Sam Harris is Saint George.

The performance times are: 8.45am Banksfield Estate; 9.30am Todmorden; 10.30am Mytholmroyd; 11.00am Hole Street, Hebden Bridge; 11.30am St George’s Square, Hebden Bridge; 12.15pm The New Delight Inn, Colden; 1.15pm Hebden Bridge Marina; 2pm Luddenden Village; 2.30pm Midgley and 3pm Heptonstall.