South Gloucestershire returned triumphantly from the 2018 Rose Bowl Awards, after groups from the area scooped six of the twenty awards on offer.

The Rose Bowls are recognised as the 'OSCARS for amateur dramatics' in the South West, with over 350 people attending the evening on October 21.

Chipping Sodbury based Sodbury Players were nominated for four awards, winning two of them.

Their May production of 'Private Peaceful' won the SLX Award for Technical Achievement, whilst long-standing group member Nicky Shipton also picked up the gong for Best Supporting Actress.

Thornbury Musical Theatre Group Juniors won the Coup De Theatre award for their production of Honk!

Whilst Northavon Musical Theatre Company's Freddie Dixon-Lewis picked up the Best Actor in a Youth Production award for his portrayal of Jean Valjean in Les Miserables!

Mark Collins, one part of the team that directed Honk! said: "It is fantastic, I just want to say that these kids are extremely talented.

"The best thing for us is to see that the kids get out of it what we as a team put in to it."

Freddie Dixon-Lewis thanked his group and dedicated his award to a special member who was not able to celebrate the show.

"It is very fitting to win this award because our Director has just stepped down after a number of decades.

"I would also like to dedicate this award to Martin Brooks who passed away just before the show."

Lucy Cragg, the Press Officer for Sodbury Players said: "It was a great evening and we were delighted to be a part of it.

"Two fantastic productions were recognised and we are very pleased that we are able to say we are again a Rose Bowl Award winning group."