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Actors learn trade’s tricks

Members Chris Stott, right, and Martin Cook, left, have had a great time receiving lasso lessons from a teacher

Members Chris Stott, right, and Martin Cook, left, have had a great time receiving lasso lessons from a teacher

Oklahoma! Comes to Todmorden Hippodrome this April. TAODS are currently rehearsing the vintage Rogers and Hammerstein musical and they’re having a blast!

Part of recreating the days of pioneering early USA is recreating the fashion, vocabulary and pastimes of the era.

Members Chris Stott and Martin Cook have had a great time receiving lasso lessons from a teacher. He has shared his knowledge and his skills and the boys have had to learn a lot, very quickly.

Chris, who plays cowboy Will Parker, said: “I was up for it as soon as it was suggested.

“It’s a very specific technique and uses muscles in weird places. My arms really ached after the first few sessions”.

To see the fruits of their labours book yourself a seat at Todmorden Hippodrome next month.

Oklahoma! runs Tuesday to Saturday, April 8 to 12. Tickets are available from.todhip.org or in person at Todmorden Tourist Information Centre.

 

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