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Double success at NODA awards

Youth Section leaders Ray Wignall, Donna Knowles, Wendy Blunt and Lisa Brunt with the NODA East Midlands awards for ‘Annie’ and ‘Robin Hood and Babes in the Wood’

Youth Section leaders Ray Wignall, Donna Knowles, Wendy Blunt and Lisa Brunt with the NODA East Midlands awards for ‘Annie’ and ‘Robin Hood and Babes in the Wood’

We were proud to be recognised at the recent NODA East Midlands regional day, where we scooped a brace of awards for our 2016 productions.

Our pantomime, ‘Robin Hood and Babes in the Wood’, was winner in the best pantomime category for district 2 – the eighth time we have picked up the award, and for the second year in a row we were successful in the district 2 best youth production award, for last year’s Youth Section production of ‘Annie’.

Being nominated for the awards is a fantastic achievement for the group, and a testament to the hard work put in by the casts and production teams who can celebrate their achievements.

The chance to be nominated for awards such as these is one benefit we gain from being affiliated to NODA, the National Operatic and Dramatic Association, who also offer advice, information and workshops to amateur dramatics groups throughout the country.