A THEATRE group in Skipton will this month perform a play about a group trying to save a theatre.

Skipton Players’ Curtain Up! follows the story of five women who inherit equal shares in a dilapidated theatre and set out to bring it back to life again.

They try various fundraising schemes but their most ambitious is to hold a concert featuring local talent and a world-famous star who agrees to appear for no fee.

However, their plans go awry and it’s a race to keep their audience from guessing the truth of the matter.

Peter Quilter, writer of Curtain Up!, is a West End and Broadway playwright whose plays have been translated into 27 languages and performed in over 40 countries.

He is known for his Broadway play End of the Rainbow, which was this year was adapted for the film Judy, starring Renée Zellweger.

He is also author of the West End comedy Glorious! about the amateur opera singer Florence Foster Jenkins, immortalized on film by Meryl Streep.

Peter has twice been nominated for the Olivier Award (Best New Comedy and Best New Play) and his Broadway debut was nominated for three Tony Awards.

Curtain Up!, directed by Alan Parkinson, can be seen at Skipton Little Theatre on November 26-30 from 7.30pm.

So far this year, Skipton Players have presented classic thriller The Woman in White, comedy No Sex Please – It’s Christmas, farce Cash on Delivery, thriller Intent To Murder and Brontë family story We Are Three Sisters.

Visit ticketsource.co.uk or call 07527 141176 to book tickets for Curtain Up! and other upcoming plays.