Neston Players nominated for North West drama awards
|Published: 27th January 2011 15:03|
They're at it again! Following on from last year's four nominations at the NODA North West Amateur Theatre Awards, the Neston Players were recently delighted to receive no fewer than five nominations for the 2011 awards event.
Covering an area stretching from Cheshire to Cumbria, the awards are held annually to celebrate and recognise amateur dramatic productions right across the North West.
Nominees Gordon Wallis (back left), Suzi Grenfell and Michael
Kennedy, pictured during a performance of 'Shadlowlands' at
Neston Civic Hall.
Not unlike 'The King's Speech' at the forthcoming Oscars, the Players production of 'Shadowlands' will be seeking its own 'grand-slam' of success at the annual awards dinner which will be held at the Hilton Hotel in Blackpool in May. The hopefuls this year include:
- Best Actress (Drama): Suzi Grenfell for 'Joy Gresham' in 'Shadowlands'
- Best Actor (Drama): Michael Kennedy for 'CS Lewis' in 'Shadowlands'
- Best Supporting Actor (Drama): Gordon Wallis for 'Warnie' in 'Shadowlands'
- Best Director (Drama): Paul Kirkbright for 'Shadowlands'
- Best Play: 'Shadowlands'
Whilst unfortunately last year the Players came away empty handed, they are keeping their fingers crossed for this years awards night. Chairman, Paul Kirkbright commented:
"Neston Players are delighted to be nominated for these prestigious regional awards. To receive one or two nominations would have been great, but to get five this year after four last year is quite unbelievable and really reflects the hard work and effort the membership puts into each and every production.
"With exciting productions planned for the forthcoming year we are looking forward to building on these achievements, starting in May with our next production the Oscar Wilde inspired comedy 'Lord Arthur Savile's Crime.'
"Neston Players also wish to express their thanks to the vital, local support they receive - from their ever-loyal audiences to local businesses - without which, this important community concern would not be the success it is."
Neston Players will be back at Neston Civic Hall from May 11th - 14th 2011 with their production of 'Lord Arthur Savile's Crime,' a play by Constance Cox based on a story by Oscar Wilde. Ticket information will be published shortly on AboutMyArea.