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High drama for thespians at festival

High drama for thespians at festival High drama for thespians at festival
Updated: 11:19 am, May 07, 2015

REPRESENTATIVES from the Norbury Theatre enjoyed some success at the Worcestershire One Act Play Festival with a clutch of awards.

The Last Bread Pudding by Nick Warburton won four accolades in total, David Goode was awarded The Norbury Theatre Trophy for best actor, Elizabeth Whitehouse won the Lionel Edward Tyrell Trophy for best actress, the play won the David Edkins Trophy for best play and the production was awarded overall runner-up, winning the British Drama League Trophy.

The production will now go on to represent the Norbury Theatre at the next stage of the competition on April 11 at The Market Theatre Ledbury.

The festival was attended by a number of amateur dramatic groups from around the county including the Norbury’s own Youth Theatre Group whose show ‘There’s Always Spring’ was well-received by the adjudicator, winning nominations for two of the actresses and one of the actors.

It rounded off a fantastic weekend for the Friar Street venue – two more of their productions, Dad’s Army and the 39 Steps, have been nominated for Best Drama in District 12 at the forthcoming National Operatic and Dramatic Association Awards in April.

The theatre has a number of productions coming up, including a stage version of the classic sitcom ‘Yes, Prime Minister’ from April 16, followed by Peter Shaffer’s darkly dramatic ‘Amadeus’ from May 14 .

Then in June musical ‘Half a Sixpence’ will be put on at the theatre.

• To book tickets call the box office on 01905 770154 or visit www.norburytheatre.co.uk

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