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Postponed Due to Flooding in 2016.

T.A.O.D.S. are proud to announce our original 

production of Pyrenees. 


13th - 16th February 2019

A man is found lying in the snow at the foot of the Pyrenees. He remembers nothing. He believes he is British. A young woman from the British Consulate is dispatched to confirm his nationality and piece together his identity. When Vivienne, a middle aged woman from Edinburgh arrives, she presents him with a history he doesn't recognise. Is he who she says he is? As the snow melts on the mountains the man must decide which reality he will enter – Anna's or Vivienne's?


The role of the mysterious "Man" will be taken by Iain Mackness, a newcomer to the Hippodrome and to Todmorden. Iain has appeared professionally on several productions of Shakespeare and various plays for children including Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. He last appeared on stage in 2009 at a charity performance at The Palace Theatre, Manchester. We are delighted to have him join us.

Anna is a British Embassy employee, sent to ascertain The Man's nationality. Her fumbling attempts to tease his identity out of him endear her to The Man. Can a relationship grow when one person doesn't know who he is? Anna is played by Samantha Garforth - a Hippodrome regular in both plays and musicals - from RENT to The Vicar of Dibley. Sam was last seen as Nerissa in The Merchant of Venice and is already in rehearsals for West Side Story!

The hotel proprietor of many identities is played by James Claxton. James is a familiar face at the Hippodrome as a performer and director, most recently seen in the award-winning The Merchant of Venice. James plays a man who has a casual, almost farcical attitude to his own identity and shows little interest in The Man's.  

Vivienne, on the other hand, claims she knows who "The Man" is - her husband! A Scotsman named Keith, Vivienne's husband has been missing for some time but she's convinced that she has now found him - even if he refuses to accept her story. Vivienne is played by Gilly Walker, a regular face with both TAODS and the Hebden Bridge Little Theatre - last seen here in Ladies' Day, she says one of her favourite roles with us was Ouiser in Steel Magnolias.