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 www.todhip.org or in person at Todmorden Tourist Information Centre.