DRIP Drop Theatre will present E.C.R. Roberts’s musical All Those On Board at Otley Courthouse on Friday, June 7 at 7.30pm.

All Those On Board tells the story of a group of outdoor swimming enthusiasts who are intent on saving and reopening the town’s 1930s art deco lido which has been closed for almost 30 years. With a deadline for demolition fast approaching, the group members are determined to come up with the funding to save the lido, no matter what lengths they have to go to.

Writer, Emily Roberts, said: “It's the most colourful musical I’ve written to date. We have stripy deck chairs, beach balls, several rounds of vibrant swimming hats and there’s even a scene with multicoloured umbrellas and waterproofs - after all, it’s set in Britain. The cast double up as the musicians and between them play piano, violin, ukulele, banjolele, cajon, recorder, clarinet and saxophone.”

The idea for the musical came up after a chance meeting with members of Save Grange Lido in Grange-over-Sands. Emily was inspired by their determination to restore the town’s lido which closed in 1993. She has since been in touch with Friends Of Otley Lido who are currently raising funds to restore Otley Lido which, coincidentally, closed the same year as Grange’s. The last four nights of the tour will be in towns with a lido connection, including Otley on Friday June 7th. Otley was chosen because of its lido saving campaign.

To book tickets visit www.otleycourthouse.org.uk, call our box office on 01943 467466 or pop into the Courthouse on Courthouse Street, Otley, LS21 3AN.