GRASSINGTON Players return to the boards this month with ‘Yorkshire Voices’, a series of monologues and sketches by the late Keith Bromley - affectionately known as the ‘Alan Bennett of Grassington’.

Former member Keith was a prolific writer - more than a decade ago the Players showcased some of his material around the village halls of the dale in their ‘Players on the Road’ tours.

Some are revisited in Yorkshire Voices along with some of Keith’s later pieces performed by the talented cast featuring both long established members and newcomers.

Following Keith’s death in December 2018, the show was planned as a tribute and was originally scheduled for last year, but was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Paula Vickers, director, said: “The summer tours of Keith’s work were always very warmly received and the nature of Yorkshire Voices has meant that we have at least been able to rehearse the cast working on their individual pieces via Zoom during lockdown, which means we can raise the curtain on the show very quickly once all lockdown restrictions are lifted.”

Keith’s writing features a diverse collection of northern characters.

Yorkshire Voices will be performed in the Octagon Theatre at the Town Hall on June 25 and 26.

Tickets, with proceeds going to the Town Hall Regeneration Fund, are available from Grassington Hub (Tel: 01756 752222) or online at