It may be summer, but in Farnley Tyas thoughts are turning to Christmas. There's an ambitious plan to stage Charlies Dickens' novel A Christmas Carol in St Lucius' church.
The idea for this dramatised version with music comes from actor-director Nick Wade, who lives in the village. He's looking for people to take part and a meeting in church to test interest in the project attracted nearly 30 people from across the town.
Afterwards, he said: "Delighted with the turnout to the interest night. So much enthusiasm and very kind, generous offers of help and support. I'm incredibly humbled by the community spirit which I see through the church, the village and its surrounds.
"While we had a good number of keen performers, we could probably do with a handful more. So if you fancy treading the boards, please contact me: email@example.com or on 07985785814. Experience is not required.
"A sincere thanks to the church for hosting and providing refreshments for the launch of this exciting venture!"
The proposed performance dates are November 30 and December 1 & 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's acted with Wakefield Little Theatre and the Crigglestone Community Theatre Group and in 2019 he staged an acclaimed outdoor production of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night’s Dream on Farnley recreation ground.
Off stage, he works for the NHS as Deputy Director of the National Intensive Support Team.