New opportunity to take up amateur dramatics

FOR anyone in or around Clitheroe who would like to get involved in amateur dramatics – on stage or behind the scenes – this week brings the perfect opportunity to find out more.

Clitheroe Parish Church Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society will hold its AGM on Tuesday at 7-30 p.m. in the St Mary’s Centre, Church Street, Clitheroe. Its members are keen to reach out – not only to existing members, but to anyone else who might be considering taking the plunge into local ‘am dram’.

If you’re good at art or design or DIY and would like to be involved creating scenery and sets, or just want to take part in any way, help and support is always needed and appreciated. Make-up, hair, even keeping everyone fed and watered, all goes into keeping amateur theatre alive and well, as well as treading the boards.

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Meanwhile, the society has had another very successful year, with very happy audiences and several nominations for awards, four of which it won. There were three in 2010 and another last weekend, at the Hilton Hotel, Blackpool, when the National Operatic and Dramatic Society (NODA) held its North West annual awards dinner and AGM.

The Clitheroe society had three nominations again – for Best Actress in a Musical; Best Supporting Actress in a Drama; and Best Staging of a Musical. Talented society member Rose Dummer (pictured) won the award for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama for her performance in Outside Edge in 2009.

The society’s next play will be staged in October and there have been some hilarious and well-attended readings of possible scripts. The final choice will be made soon and a cast picked by the director, Lesley Haworth. Be prepared for a lot of laughs.

The next musical production will be Hello Dolly, in February, 2012. This will be directed by Anne Grogan and choreographed by Lindsay Pollard, with musical direction from Chris Andrews.

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