Bringing on our fledgling actors

Pictured clockwise from the top are musical director Helen Clarkson, diirector Emily Rawlinson and choreographer Alexandra Townend
Pictured clockwise from the top are musical director Helen Clarkson, diirector Emily Rawlinson and choreographer Alexandra Townend

WITH just three weeks to go, preparations for the Hippodrome Youth Theatre’s production of HONK are in full swing.

Working hard with the youngsters are the production team of Helen Clarkson, Emily Rawlinson and Alex Townend. HONK runs at the Hippodrome Theatre from November 29 to December 3 and is based on the classic children’s story of the Ugly Duckling.

NODA award-winning musical director Helen hailed the show as “a modern retelling of a timeless classic; combining wonderful music with witty dialogue and comedy.” Director Emily says there is a fantastic variety of songs ranging from heart rending ballads to full on broadway razzle dazzle and choreographer Alex is delighted with the way the cast are taking to the challenge of bringing the tale to life.

Tickets are £8 on the opening night, and £8 concessions and £10 full price the rest of the week. There are also special student deals available. For further information, and to book tickets online, visit website www.todhip.org.