'THE Beast from the East' forced the postponement of three performances by the Austwick Community Players.

Christine Hooley, chairman of Austwick Community Players, said: "Unfortunately, the much awaited annual over 65s supper and entertainment and the two subsequent public performances of Golden Years (last week) became a casualty of ‘The Beast from the East’ this year and had to be cancelled much to the disappointment of everyone involved.

"We apologise to anyone who might have made the effort to turn up to watch us. All ticket money will, of course, be refunded.

"However, in true Yorkshire style we will not be beaten. There will be two performances of this year’s show, Golden Years, on Friday, April 20, and Saturday, April 21.

"So do please come along," she added. "It promises to be a fun night."

More details will be available nearer the date.

For further information ring 01729 822079.