It may be high summer – but in Farnley Tyas thoughts are turning to Christmas.

There’s an ambitious plan to stage Charlies Dickens’ classic novel ‘A Christmas Carol’ in St Lucius’ church.

This dramatised version with music is the brainchild of actor-director Nick Wade who lives in the village. 

He’s looking for people to take part and an interest night will be held in church on Monday, August 1 from 7.30pm.

Nick said: “If you would like to get involved in acting, costumes, hair, makeup, set, props, special effects, backstage, tickets or fundraising we’d love to see you there.”

The proposed performance dates are November 30 and December 1 and 2 and rehearsals will be in church on Mondays from September 12.

Nick’s passion for theatre and performing began at school and continued at university where he was involved in drama and musical societies and made his debut as a director.

He has acted with Wakefield Little Theatre and the Crigglestone Community Theatre Group and in 2019 he staged an acclaimed outdoor production of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ on Farnley’s recreation ground.

Off stage, Nick works for the NHS as deputy director of the National Intensive Support Team.

“After a trying couple of years, it is thrilling to be back with this proposition – that is, if I can generate enough interest and attract some aspiring local thespians. Experience is not required,” added Nick.

Nick can contacted on 07985 785814.