Pantomime Society celebrates awards wins
Pantomime Society is celebrating winning a host of awards at the
recent Cinderella Awards which shine a spotlight on the region's
best drama productions.
Burnham group acheived 12 nominations - including Best Theatre design
for Mo Cooper and members; Best comedy duo for Greg Fear and Rob
Manlow as Cockle & Winkle; Theatre Stage Management for Gavin
Holman and stage crew; and Principal boy for Emma Twigg.
other nominations included Junior team for the Junior chorus; Properties
for Nettie Manlow and Jules Keep; Best villain to Chris Bissell;
Make-up for Katie Shephard; and Eddy Bowker for outstanding performance
to Chris Bissell.
winners were Best Male singer for Chris Bissell, Best Stage Lighting
led by Mike Muscaty and members, and Best Animal for Katie Shephard.
group's Gavin Holman said: "Following the success of winning
the Cinderella trophy in the 2016/2017 competition the 2017/2018
production of Robinson Crusoe always had a tough act to follow."
under the guidance of director Lorna Blair, the cast was auditioned
in July 2017 with a long road ahead of them for the production in
cast and crew set about planning the sets the theatre design and
lighting over several months lading up to the production which was
enjoyed by over 1,200 people who traveled from all around to see."
the show, the Somerset Federation of Drama attended two performances
to judge our efforts against other societies around the south west
from which we were proud to be awarded no less than twelve nominations
of which we won three categories."
Society are now busy planning to celebrate 50 years of Pantomime
with their 2019 Production of Cinderella which will take place in
January at the town's Princess Theatre.
who would like to get involved is more than welcome to come along
to one of our meetings which take place on the first Tuesday of
the month at the Princess Theatre from 7.45pm (no meeting in August)
or if you fancy auditioning these will take place on the 15th &
16th again at the Princess Theatre from 7pm."
pieces can be requested via Facebook here
or by contacting Gaye Holman on 07762778902.