The force is strong in Worksop as Star Wars villains come out to play

Darth pops into CEX.
Darth pops into CEX.

The Force was strong in Worksop recently when a sinister pair of Star Wars villains paid a surprise visit to Bridge Street.

Shoppers and shop workers alike were delighted by an out of this world encounter with Darth Maul and Kylo Ren from the Phantom Menace and newly-released Force Awakens films.

May the 4th be with you

May the 4th be with you

The characters, from Worksop children’s entertainment company Action Hero Parties, were out on the town in celebration of Star Wars Day on May 4.

David Graham, owner of Action Hero Parties, said: “The Star Wars characters are always very well received whenever they parade around Worksop.

“We released some onto the streets to celebrate the release of The Force Awakens earlier this year, and since then we’ve even had requests from shop assistsants in the area who want their photo taken with them.

“We’re thinking of launching more Star Wars events in future, with some added fundraising, as they’re always popular and it’d be great to raise some money for charity too.”

Action Hero Parties has a shop at 62a Bridge Street, which opened last year.

The company boasts an array of characters available for parties and special events, from Frozen’s Elsa to Batman.

Action Hero Parties have recently launched a breakfast club on Saturdays and a Jedi training school. and are adding more characters to the team including the BFG- Big Friendly Giant. 
David, who often steps in to dress up as characters himself said: “We have a lot of exciting things coming up, there’s never a dull moment.

“Although I’m definitely going to have to get better on stilts if the BFG is going to make an apperance any time soon.”

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NWGU-13-05-16 star wars 1: Darth Maul (Mark Reeves) and Kylo Ren (Glynn Skill) looking menacing on Bridge Street near the Action Hero Parties shop.

NWGU-13-05-16 star wars 2; Staff members from Katy’s Cafe get up close and personal with the characters.

NWGU-13-05-16 star was 3: A staff member at Ashlands shop was delighted with his visit from the pair.

NWGU-13-05-15 star wars 4: PJ Meats was also invaded by Darth and his pal.

NWGU-13-05-16 star wars 5: Star Wars characters pop into CEX.

NWGU-13-05-16 action hero: The Action Hero Parties shop opened last year.