The Woolf’s at the door!

Director of Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf, John Spooner, back, and cast members, from the left, Katrina Heath, Chris Berry,  Martin Cook and Emily Coup, take a break in rehearsals
Director of Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf, John Spooner, back, and cast members, from the left, Katrina Heath, Chris Berry, Martin Cook and Emily Coup, take a break in rehearsals

Rehearsals are almost complete for the summer play at Todmorden Hippodrome - the classic drama detailing the breakdown of a couple’s marriage, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, which in the big screen version starred Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor, her performance winning the latter an Oscar.

With John Spooner directing, it plays at the Hippdrome Theatre, Halifax Road, Todmorden, from June 12 to 15 (7.30pm).

Both funny and shocking, this rollercoaster of a play is one of the greats of the 20th century.

The cast, pictured, is made up of long-standing TAODS members Katrina Heath, Martin Cook and Emily Coup.

TAODS are also pleased to welcome Chris Berry, who has performed with Hebden Bridge Little Theatre many times, to the cast.

It’s a mammoth script, with Katrina and Chris hardly ever off-stage.

Line learning has been a big ask for this one!

At a small New England college, George and Martha invite new-comers Nick and Honey to join them for a drink after a party.

What appears a simple invitation is soon revealed to be a ring-side seat for one hell of a marital row and a night of games and revelations from which none of them will emerge unscathed.

Edward Albee’s 1962 play has received almost every major theatre award going.

Tickets are available online at www.todhip.org or in person at Todmorden Information Centre, Burnley Road, Todmorden.