Adel Players will take to the stage for a new production of Ghosts later this month, under upgraded facilities.

The dramatic society, which has been performing at the Memorial Hall in Adel in for more than 60 years, has completed work on its theatre space in good time as it prepares to welcome audiences for Henrik Ibsen’s classic play.

Funds totalling £14,000 were raised for the project by way of a grant from Leeds City Council Area Committee Well-being Fund and also an appeal to patrons.

As a result, Adel Players have been able to install additional lighting for use in all productions, new sound equipment and an induction loop to help the hard of hearing. In addition, the stage area has been fully refurbished to enable a system for sets and flats.

A recent survey of audience members showed that 85 per cent of respondents agreed strongly that the new facilities will enable Adel Players to make an enhanced contribution to the cultural life of the locality.

Theatregoers can see for themselves when Ghosts is performed at the Adel War Memorial Hall, from 7.30pm Wednesday to Saturday, April 24-27. Ibsen’s masterpiece attacking the rigid social conventions of the time is the third and final play in Adel Players’ 2012-13 season. Alan Ayckbourn’s ‘Bedroom Farce’ sold out its four-night run in January, while the October production of Arthur Miller’s ‘All My Sons’ was described as “superb” by amateur theatre magazine Sardines.

Tickets for Ghosts cost £7 and bookings can be made on (0113) 275 5585, or via the website at