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Pace Egg Play 2018

Friday, 2 March 2018

The Heptonstall Pace Eggers look forward to welcoming you this year!

This year's Poster states, "They especially welcome your purses and wallets to the Heptonstall Urban Retail Trading Zone (HURTZ) set up by Pace Egg villains Bold Slasher, Black Prince, King of Egypt and Hector. They are determined, it seems, to ruin financially the hilltop village of Heptonstall by cutting it off from free trade currently enjoyed by the rest of Calderdale.

"Meanwhile, St George continues to fight for the promised huge amount of investment that The Doctor desperately needs to be able to resurrect the slain and continually knock penny muffins out of Tosspot’s head.

"Will The Juggler be able juggle the crowds, the players and most importantly those knives, without hurting himself or anyone else? There's only one way to find out. Come to Weavers’ Square, Heptonstall on Good Friday, 30 March."

Pace Egg 2018

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Pace Egg

Good Friday 2017 - Photo: HebWeb


Good Friday 30th March in Weavers Square at:

11:15 Heptonstall Pace Egg
12:30 Heptonstall Pace Egg
2:00 Heptonstall Pace Egg
3:00 Midgley Pace Egg
4:00 Heptonstall Pace Egg

This year we will be collecting for the: Mytholmroyd Scouts
and the British Red Cross Myanmar Appeal.

Please come by foot or public transport
Parking in the village is very limited.

Pace Egg

Good Friday 2017 - Photo: HebWeb

The cast:

Compere MC Juggler: 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

Toss Pot: Dean Gash

Stand-in: Jack Knight

The Hillmillies as always will be dancing between performances

"It’s said to be the oldest drama in the world, dating back to ancient Egypt and performed by many civilisations across the centuries.

"Now the Pace Egg Play is confined largely to the Calder Valley where it has become an established tradition, played out in all its gory glory on Good Friday.

"Each year, without fail, St George takes on contenders such as Bold Slasher, the Black Prince of Paradine and Hector, aided and abetted by other equally outrageous characters such as Toss Pot and the Doctor." Milltown Memories 3

See also:

Midgley Pace Egg Play Despite rumours to the contrary, and with the support of the Hebden Bridge Local History Society, the boys are back in town! And playing throughout the Caldver Valley this Good Friday. More info and times

HebWeb Feature on the Pace Egg Play

Photos from the 2017 Pace Egg play

Midgley Pace Egg Play - recent news