Swaledale rescue volunteer writes play to celebrate team’s 50th anniversary

Swaledale Mountain Rescue Team volunteer Pete Roe.

A Swaledale Mountain Rescue Team (SMRT) volunteer has written a play to mark the organisation’s 50th anniversary.

The Shout was written by long-serving SMRT member Pete Roe.

It will be staged at venues across the Dales next month as part of the Swaledale festival.

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The play is billed as a ‘humorous and poignant story of everyday mountain rescue folk’.

Pete, 60, who has been involved with mountain rescue teams since his teens, said: “The play features four members of the rescue team and looks at the contrasts of what you bring to work and what you take away again.

“Being close to the subject does make it more difficult. You don’t want it to be about recognisable people so I’ve tried to take aspects of the characters of people I’ve worked with over the last 40 years.”

The venues and timings are:

Fri June 8, 7.30pm – Town Hall, Masham

Tickets: Masham Community Office, 7 Little Market Place Masham, 01765 6880200 or online at www.wegottickets.com/mashamtownhall

Sun June 10, 8pm – Village Hall, Gunnerside

Tickets: Eileen Kilpatrick 01748 886270

Fri June 15, 7.30pm – Village Hall, Keld

Tickets: Elaine Hopwood 01748 886308 cdhopwood@btinternet.com

Sat June 16, 7.30pm – Low Row Institute

Tickets: Alan Thorogood 01748 886524

Sun June 17, 7.30pm – Tan Hill Inn

Tickets: Steve Clough 07800 981473

Mon June 18, 7.30pm – Dales Countryside Museum, Hawes

Tickets: Dales Countryside Museum 01969 666210 hawes@yorkshiredales.org.uk

All tickets are £10. The play is recommended for an audience of those aged 16 and over.

All proceeds will go to the Swaledale Mountain Rescue Team, village hall venues and The Friends of Dales Countryside Museum.


Artwork produced for The Shout.