In the end, players needed a sun shade!

Pace Egg Play, Weavers Square, Heptonstall. The Fool kisses one of the public watching.25th March 2016 ..Picture by Simon Hulme

Pace Egg Play, Weavers Square, Heptonstall. The Fool kisses one of the public watching.25th March 2016 ..Picture by Simon Hulme

The character Tosspot came prepared for rain - but it was a sun shade he needed at Good Friday’s Pace Egg performances!

Heptonstall Players, at Weavers Square at the heart of Heptonstall village, and Calder High School students, who took a guest spot at Heptonstall as well as taking their production to Mytholmroyd, Hebden Bridge, Todmorden, Midgley, Pecket Well and Luddenden, performed the traditional and hugely entertaining tale of death and rebirth to good audiences.

Pace Egg Play, Weavers Square, Heptonstall..25th March 2016 ..Picture by Simon Hulme

Pace Egg Play, Weavers Square, Heptonstall..25th March 2016 ..Picture by Simon Hulme

Performances helped attract visitors to the Calder Valley over Easter, spreading the message that the area is open for business following the Boxing Day floods.

Heptonstall Players promoted their event with a special rhyme referencing the flooding, with charismatic character Tosspot coming prepared with an old life belt. But in the event sunshine helped raise a good total for two good causes, said David Burnop, who also played the Doctor - £572.47 each for the Community Foundation for Calderdale’s Flood Relief Fund and East African Playgrounds.