SKIPTON Little Theatre, the home of Skipton Players, has cancelled the last two plays in its current season - Surprise Package, and The 39 Steps.

The theatre, in Clifford Street, has closed temporarily because of the coronavirus pandemic, in line with so many other organisations, and says it looks forward to welcoming people back as soon as possible.

A spokesperson said: “We deeply regret that, due to the current coronavirus emergency, our theatre will be temporarily closing which will mean the cancellation of the remaining two plays in our current season.

“This is a precautionary measure and will be until further notice. Paramount in our thoughts are the health and safety of our audiences, actors and staff. “

The spokesperson added: “We look forward to welcoming people back when things return to normal; at the moment of course, no one can predict when that will be.

“Further updates will be advised as things become clearer, and in the meantime, we would ask people to do what they can to stay well, and to thank them for their support in the past, and for understanding at this difficult time.”