FURTHER to the letter about the Darlington Hippodrome being a gem (HAS, Oct 1), I agree completely.

We are very fortunate to have a great theatre venue in our region.

I moved here from the Midlands three years ago so I did not experience the theatre when it was the Civic, but I can say it is wonderful now.

I especially enjoy the Darlington Operatic Society productions which showcase brilliant local talent – their next show is the brilliantly dark Jekyll and Hyde which I hope has the same fantastic cast as other recent shows.

Anne Jobson, Sedgefield