IN a break with tradition Grassington Players will opt out of a spring production this year and are instead holding a series of workshops.

Duncan Lewis, who has offered to run these workshops, is a former professional theatre stage manager and director.

In the last ten years, Duncan has worked extensively throughout the UK and abroad and has worked in the West End.

He ran London's leading lunchtime theatre company, has had various stints in repertory theatre and was right-hand man to Sir Alan Ayckbourn at the Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough for three years.

The lively, sociable and fun workshops will explore different theatre skills and techniques.

Previous acting experience is not necessary to take part in the workshops, which will run for six weeks and will cost £4 per session including refreshments.

The closing date for bookings is Monday and the first workshop at Grassington Town Hall starts on Wednesday, running from 7.30pm to 9.30pm.

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