Wednesday 30 August 2023

BEVERLEY’S East Riding Theatre has revealed this year’s Christmas show, which gives a Yorkshire twist to the Wind in the Willows characters. “Toad on the Wolds” has been scripted by Beverley actor and playwright Gordon Meredith, inspired by the original book by Kenneth Grahame.

Gordon told Beverley FM: “I’ve created a brand-new adventure for the whole family that is rooted in the world, language, and culture of ‘The Wind in the Willows‘, drawing on well-loved existing characters, and introducing new ones who I hope audiences will enjoy meeting.” 

Toad is in jail but a desperate letter from his ailing uncle spurs him to flee to East Yorkshire to save the ancestral home, Toad Manor, from the clutches of the evil Weasels. An ingenious escape plan results in Toad and his intrepid friends’ arrival in the East Riding during the festive season. Toad on the Wolds runs from December 6 – 31.

A BEVERLEY cafe’s application for an outdoor seating area has been recommended for approval at next Monday’s meeting of East Riding Council’s eastern area planning sub-committee. Tastemongers, in Swaby’s Yard, is also seeking retrospective planning permission for an extraction flu located at the side of the building. Councillors are recommended to impose opening times of 10am – 5pm Sundays to Wednesdays, and 10 am – 9pm Thursdays to Saturdays.

PLANS for a permanent bar/cafe wedding and entertainment venue at Cherry Burton Leisure Park in Leconfield Road to replace an existing marquee have been approved.