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The New Season at the Todmorden Hippodrome Begins on 14th September 2018

The Todmorden Hippodrome is enjoying a little summer break now but that doesn't mean that beneath the quiet surface, the feet aren't paddling furiously, preparing, planning, fixing, organising and sorting out a brand new season and we're happy to announce the dates of the shows for the 2018 / 2019 season arranged to take you through to Christmas:

On The Main Stage:

Jump aboard the old charabanc and join Ratty, Badger, Mole and of course, the ever effervescent Toad of Toad Hall in their whistle-stop adventures through the woodlands and waterways of England. This is a new musical from the song-writing duo of Stiles and Drew who gave us Honk and won a host of awards on the West End and now it comes to Todmorden Hippodrome, performed by our very own award-winning Hippodrome Youth Theatre.  

Tickets go on sale very soon, so check back here regularly to make sure you don't miss this spectacular.

This timeless comedy classic returns to the Todmorden Hippodrome, telling the tale of Henry Hobson and his attempts to prevent his daughter Maggie from marrying and leaving him alone to run his boot shop. When she takes the notion to run off with his only remaining employee Willie Mossop and start their own business next door, events come to a head. But what can Hobson do?  

All news regarding auditions, casting and tickets will be posted on the Hobson's Choice pages as soon as they are known, so come back regularly to check on the latest action and if the boot fits...

Foyer Productions:

A summer of workshops and playing improvised games comes to a head when the group puts all it has learned into action for one night in front of an audience and asks you all to play along. This time it will be you telling them where they are, what they are doing and which particular animal they are trying to remove from a body cavity!

Come and join the fun and find out exactly whose line it is anyway ...

For more information and to buy tickets to this friendly, foyer performance, click here

The entries have been counted and the judging is underway in the 2017 \ 2018 Voices of Todmorden Monologue Writing Competition, this year on the theme of the Journey. Once the shortlist has been chosen, the winning entries will be assigned directors and a member of the talented pool of actors from T.A.O.D.S. who will then perform the pieces. As usual, the judges will have already picked their winning writer but there will be an award for audience favourite on each of the two nights. 

Ticket prices and availability will be posted very soon, so keep checking back here.

Returning Favourites:

The Todmorden Hippodrome's very own Electric Palace Cinema opens its doors after the summer break on the 15th September and then again on 6th October. It's too early to know what the last minute blockbuster specials will be but fear not, we'll do our best to get the best early releases to you before they come out on DVD on the big screen with no adverts and at our ever-low prices.

Click here nearer the time to find out what film(s) will be showing.

Manford's Comedy Club returns after an extended Summer vacation and with all the country's comedians polishing their funny bones at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, we can expect some honed and highly-tuned acts making their way to us in November.

It's early days for the line up to be finalised yet, but with between 3 to 4 top quality stand-ups at each gig, that's a lot of gags and a bargain at the price, so keep looking in and we'll post the names when they're available here 

Visiting Shows & Events:

Todmorden Book Festival - 16th to 24th November 2018

Todmorden is holding its own literary festival in November, hosted by the Information Centre, the Library and the Town Council, and there will be book related activities occurring across town, so of course the Todmorden Hippodrome will be taking part with a number of shows and events taking place in the foyer and on the main stage. Not every event has been finalised but we can announce the main stage acts as these have already been confirmed and will include:

Ian and Andrew McMillan

Lemn Sissay

Val McDermid

Sally Wainwright

Tickets will go on sale shortly for these acts so check back soon.