Hi de hi – it’s the Yellow coats !

F08BB030-8FC7-44F4-98AF-C44EC79E6276We caught up with the lovely ladies who will be donning the distinctive Maplin’s Yellow Coats for our production on 19-21 April at The Rhodes Arts complex.

We knew they all had been harbouring the ambition to get into the jacket – so we asked them and here’s what they had to say –

Left to Right on our photo and starting with the delightful Corrina Graham- Hodson who is playing Sylvia –

‘I always wanted to be a Yellowcoat because it is far more glamorous than being a Swimming Instructor. It also gives me a good excuse to flirt with any gorgeous man I choose, much to Gladys’s disgust. Talking of Gladys, Im hoping to steal her crown as “Miss Yellowcoat” this year & win a job in the Bahamas. Plenty of Sun, Sea and…..! Well, wish me luck & don’t forget to vote.
Sylvia x’

Ooooh ain’t she naughty ! Next up its our newbie Fleur Louise Oliver –

‘I have only recently joined the water lane theatre company and so grateful to get the opportunity to work with such an amazing bunch of talented actors who have all welcomed me with open arms. I remember watching hi de hi as a child and loved the show and so excited to be playing the role of Dawn a yellow coat!’

That’s nice ! The lovely Rachel Jackson is next – fresh from being a witch in our last production – but a bit more glam this time –

“Its a bit of a change from Shakespeare, but having never been a real Red Coat, I’m especially delighted to get the chance to be a Betty Whistler the reknowned Yellow Coat for a 3 night season- her hobbies are reading Charles Dickens and Jujitsu – just like me !”

And last but not least is Sally Fenton – delighted not to be playing a bloke in this production –

“I’ve always wanted to be a yellow coat to channel my inner glamour model! (…. which is usually very well hidden under work suits and sensible shoes for the school run!) I’m really looking forward to performing with Water Lane friends at the Rhodes Centre – and pretending to be 24 as Yellow Coat, Tracy Bentwood!”

Come and see them strut their stuff!

Tickets available here!


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