Wotton-under-Edge thespians scoop awards at Gloucestershire presentation
DOUBLE celebrations were in order for Wotton thespians after scooping two top acting awards.
Wotton Dramatic Society (WDS) won two awards at the Gloucestershire Theatre Association's annual awards evening at the Kings Theatre, Gloucester at the end of September.
Last year’s Christmas show Babes in Toyland won Best Pantomime and Tristan Holland took Best Comedy Performance for his role as Widow Peep.
GTA adjudicator Sheila Mander presented the Best Pantomime trophy to Rosie-Mae Rivers-Cole, praising the WDS for nurturing its younger players.
She said Mr Holland’s performance was full of skill, expertise and joy.
"He had complete control of the audience from the moment he came on stage,” she explained. “I never had any doubt that he would be the winner of this year's Best Comedy Performance."
Babes director and co- author Jane Parker couldn't make the ceremony, but said later how delighted she was for the whole cast and crew.
All younger cast members at WDS had also been jointly nominated for the Best Young Performers award but narrowly lost out to Cheltenham singer and actor Sam Forbes.
WDS will be performing Old Time Music Hall in Wotton Town Hall from Wednesday, October 30 to Friday, November 1.
Audience members are invited to come along in period costume. Tickets cost £8 for cabaret-style seating downstairs around tables, to include snacks, and £6 for gallery seats. Tickets are on sale at Cotswold Book Room, Long Street, Wotton-under-Edge. Visit www.wottondrama.co.uk for more information.
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