AmDram Society wins at NODA awards night

Some of the cast of "Death By Fatal Murder" directed by Lesley Haworth, (centre), holding the award for Best Drama, and  Kelly Steed, far left, who won Best Female Comedy Performance for her portrayal of Blodwyn Morgan in "Death By Fatal Murder". (s)
Some of the cast of "Death By Fatal Murder" directed by Lesley Haworth, (centre), holding the award for Best Drama, and Kelly Steed, far left, who won Best Female Comedy Performance for her portrayal of Blodwyn Morgan in "Death By Fatal Murder". (s)
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Thespians who are members of Clitheroe Parish Church Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society are celebrating after scooping two awards at the recent NODA North West Annual Awards night dinner.

The Society, which was nominated for four awards, won two – Best Female Comedy Performance collected by Kelly Steed for her portrayal of Blodwyn Morgan in “Death By Fatal Murder”, while the other award was for Best Drama presented to the Society for its play, directed by Lesley Haworth, “Death By Fatal Murder”.

The other nominations were for Best Musical Direction for “Oliver!” (Chris Andrews) with “Oliver!” also being nominated for Best Ensemble.

The Society and its committee are extremely proud of these achievements and congratulate all those involved in these productions, are currently hard at work rehearsing Melvyn Morrow’s “Broadway Bard” – Shakespeare Does Show Tunes at Stratford upon 42nd Street.

The show, which will be performed on July 13th, 14th and 16th, contains some well known speeches and some not so well known, all cleverly linked to songs from popular Broadway musicals.

Will (History), Will (Comedy) and Will (Tragedy) will take the audience on a time travel journey “from the Globe to the Gershwin, from The Tempest to the Tonys”.

Tickets, priced at £10, will be available from St Mary’s Centre, Church Street, Clitheroe, from 9 am to noon, Monday to Friday. Alternatively people can phone the ticket hot line on 07974 323832, or via visiting the website at: www.thopera.co.uk.

All performances will start at 7-30 pm on July 13th and 14th July in St Mary’s Centre and on Saturday, July 16th, at Clitheroe Castle Bandstand, weather permitting.

If rain or strong wind is forecast, this performance will also be in St Mary’s Centre.