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YOUR NEWS – Monologues Characterise Players Return Tribute

YOUR NEWS – Monologues Characterise Players Return Tribute

Above: Grassington Players member, Keith Bromley

By Jane Ellison-Bates

Grassington Players return to the boards presenting Yorkshire Voices, a series of monologues and sketches by the late Keith Bromley, to be performed in the Octagon Theatre at the Town Hall on 25 & 26 June.
Former member Keith was a prolific writer. More than a decade ago the Players showcased some of his material around the village halls of the dale in their Players on the Road tours. Some of those monologues are revisited in Yorkshire Voices along with some of his later pieces performed by a talented cast featuring long- established members and newcomers.
Following Keith’s death in Dec 2018, the show was planned as a tribute originally scheduled for 2020 but was postponed due to Covid-19.
Director, Paula Vickers, explains “The summer tours of Keith’s work were always very warmly received and the nature of Yorkshire Voices has meant that we have at least been able to rehearse the cast working on their individual pieces via Zoom during lockdown, which means we can raise the curtain on the show very quickly once all lockdown restrictions are lifted.”
Dubbed the ‘Alan Bennett of Grassington’, Keith Bromley’s writing features a diverse collection of northern characters. Sometimes comic but also poignant, nostalgic and even a little unnerving, the pieces are all captivating.
Grassington Players welcome new members to discover the fun of amateur theatre, appealing for people to join and learn a new skill set with roles not only onstage, but in production aspects such as set building and design, costumes, lighting and special effects.
Tickets for Yorkshire Voices, with proceeds going to the Town Hall Regeneration Fund, are available from Grassington Hub.
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From 25 September – 2 October 2021, the Grassington Players will be performing the amateur premiere of Tim Firth and Gary Barlow’s musical adaptation of Calendar Girls. The high-profile, much anticipated show is due to take place at Grasington Town Hall – also known as The Devenshire Institute.