Calder High School students have announced the timings for their Pace Egg play presentation on Good Friday, giving people the option of seeing two versions of the play performed on the same day - and possible both on the same outdoor “stage”!
The school’s young cast presents the Midgley Pace Egg version of the play, which still includes classic characters like St George, Tosspot and Bold Slasher.
They will be putting in ten performances on April 3, covering most of the Calder Valley, keeping them busy before 9am until after 3pm.
Their itinerary for performnceas sees them begin at Banksfield, Mytholmroyd, near their Calder High School base, at 8.45am. Then they are at Todmorden Market at 9.30am, at St Michael’s Church in Mytholmroyd at 10.30am, at Holme Street, Hebden Bridge, at 11am, in St George’s Square, Hebden Bridge, and at 12.15pm at the Robin Hood, Pecket Well.
Then at 1.15pm they perform at Hebden Bridge Marina, followed by a 2pm performance at Luddenden Village.
At 2.30pm they will be at Midgley itself and their closing performance of the day will be in Heptonstall at 3pm.Heptonstall is, of course, the base for the Calder Valley’s other version of the traditional Pace Egg Play, with performances by the Heptonstall Players through the day in Weaver’s Square.
This year collections at the Heptonstall Players version will be for the Tumaini Education Trust, which provides funding and support to Tumaini Senior Primary School and Pepo La Tumaini community in Isiolo, Kenya (more info, http://www.tumainitrust.org/), and Heptonstall Village Team, which runs events in the village, especially for the elderly, to support them and bring them together through social events and counter social isolation.
Performances will be at: 11.15am, Heptonstall Pace Egg; 12.30pm, Heptonstall Pace Egg;
2pm, Heptonstall Pace Egg; 3pm, Midgley Pace Egg (this one’s the Calder High show); and 4pm, Heptonstall Pace Egg.
Heptonstall’s cast is: Master of Ceremonies, Neil Hope-Collins; St George, Stuart Hought; Bold Slasher, Jimmy Green; The Doctor, David Burnop; Black Prince, Andy Carter; King of Egypt, Sydney Roper; Hector, Rowan Carter; and Toss Pot, Dean Gash. Hillmillies morris troupe will be dancing between performances.