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Monday, June 17, 2019

Operatic scores double victory in amateur stage 'Oscars'

* The Llangollen Operatic team at the presentation evening in Hereford.

* Part of the production team from Joseph.
From left, Dee Smith, Pamela Williams and Jo Lloyd.
Llangollen Operatic Society came away with two wins plus a sheaf of nominations from this year’s amateur stage “Oscars”.

At the annual NODA  - National Operatic and Dramatic Association- Awards presentation evening in Hereford last Saturday the society’s junior section, the Young ‘Uns, had been nominated for Best Production of 2018 with Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat while young actor Shea Ferron received a nod for Best Supporting Youth Performer Under-21 for his part as the Pharaoh in the same show.

Llangollen won both these categories.

The Young ‘Uns’ Cassius Hackforth had also been nominated for Best Youth Performer under 21 for Joseph. Nominated for Best Supporting Youth Performer Under 21 were Celyn Orton Jones and Erin Roberts as narrators for Joseph.

The award-winning Joseph was co-directed by Jo Lloyd and Robin Crowley. Producer for the show was Pamela Williams, assistant producer Dee Smith and Julian Cattley musical director.

In the society’s adult section Bill Hughes was nominated for Best Individual Performance Musical Theatre for his portrayal of Alfred Doolittle in the production of My Fair Lady in 2018.

Nominated for Best Supporting Individual Performance Musical Theatre was Alison Ravenscroft who played housekeeper Mrs Pearce in My Fair Lady.

As a show, My Fair Lady had been nominated for Best Musical Theatre Production in NODA’s District 1a 2018 and also Best Stage Management and Technical.

Jo Lloyd was the show’s director while Helen Belton produced with Leigh Mason as musical director.

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