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TAODS are delighted to announce auditions for their Summer play, Educating Rita to be performed Tuesday 25th to Saturday 29th June 2024.


This much loved (and rarely available) piece by Willy Russell will be directed by our very talented Elizabeth Holland, who you may know for her acclaimed Shakespeare productions here at the Hippodrome. 


Educating Rita is a witty, yet poignant look at the relationship between a young working-class woman determined to broaden her horizons, and a cynical middle-aged man, jaded by years in his job. It is a profoundly moving, yet hilarious two-hander, made famous by the film starring Michael Caine and Julie Walters.  The society will be looking for two strong actors to bring this modern classic to the stage.

Casting Announcement

Following a successful workshop audition we are pleased to announce the cast for our upcoming performance of Educating Rita.

Rita: Hannah Sutcliffe

Frank: John Spooner

Both are familiar names at the Hippodrome. John was last seen as Rab in Sunshine on Leith and as Martin in The Kitchen Sink. Hannah recently played Beth in our production of Little Women and was part of the cast of Grimm Tales. They can't wait to start rehearsals and get this funny modern classic onto the Hippodrome stage.

Book your tickets early to avoid disappointment.

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