Photos: Burnham-On-Sea Panto Society celebrates awards night
of Burnham-On-Sea Pantomime Society gathered together on Saturday
(September 2nd) to celebrate the most successful year in the club's
club recently won the top award for the best panto in Somerset at
the prestigious Somerset Fellowship of Drama Cinderella Trophy Awards
where they were competing against over 30 different drama groups.
award and others were presented to the club's members at their annual
presentation evening at Burnham-On-Sea's Ritz Social Club on Saturday.
Cooper, chairwoman of the Burnham group, told Burnham-On-Sea.com
they were still "flying high" after winning the top award
for the best panto in Somerset following its production of Aladdin
in Burnham in January this year.
is the first time we have won this trophy, everything just came
together for us," she says. "I am very proud of out superb
team - they are stupendous!"
also gained a trophy for Best Musical director and Xav Underwood
also won best theatre musician, while best male singer went to Chris
Bissell who also won the best supernatural character. We also won
a shield for best theatre design."
also picked up the award for best costumes for Denise McKenna and
her team. Emma Twigg also recieved a highly commended for her role
as 'Wishy Washy'. Louisa Arthur also won a nomination for best performance
in the under 16 years class."
nominations were Shannon Manlow for best principal boy, Mo Cooper
in best supernatural role, Nettie Manlow, and, last but not least,
we had a nomination for Best Director class for Lorna Blair."
said: "It takes real teamwork to win the highest accolade that
the Somerset Fellowship of Drama awards to pantomimes."
Cooper, chairwoman of the Burnham group, is due to stand down at
the club's AGM when Gavin Holman will be taking on the role.
year, the 2018 Burnham-On-Sea pantomime will be Robinson Crusoe.
Burnham-On-Sea and District Pantomime Society's presentation night
on Saturday evening (photos - Mike Lang)