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WCAODS score 18 (updated) nominations from NODA District 5 Awards

Update! We now have a total of 18 nominations! The latest is "Best Show" for "Sugar". Fantastic!!

Wow!! The NODA District 5 nominations for 2019 have just been announced and we are thrilled and proud that Walmsley have landed a massive 17 nominations! 

In the Adult section, we have the following nominations:

Best Supporting Male in a Musical Mike Taylor Sir Osgood Fielding Sugar
Best Supporting Female in a Musical    Vicki Wilson Sweet Sue Sugar
Best Supporting Female in a Musical      Julie Ogden Ghost of Christmas Past Scrooge
Best Comedy Male Performance Joe Davies Dude Sugar
Best Comedy Male Performance Joe Davies Fezziwig/Punch & Judy Man    Scrooge
Best Leading Male in a Musical David Wilson Jerry/Daphne Sugar
Best Leading Male in a Musical Steve Benson Joe/Josephine Sugar
Best Leading Male in a Musical Steve Benson Scrooge Scrooge
Best Leading Female in a Musical Adrienne Wormald    Sugar Sugar
Best Musical Director Tim Power   Sugar
Best Ensemble     Sugar
Best Ensemble     Scrooge
Best Choreographer Lara Syddall   Sugar
Best Director of a Musical Nora Howcroft   Sugar
Best Staging of a Musical     Sugar
Best Show     Sugar

 

And in the Youth section, we have the following nominations:

Best Youth Female in an Adult Musical   Holly Reevell             Kathy Cratchit                          Scrooge
Best Youth Male in an Adult Musical Harry Cain Tiny Tim Scrooge

 

Congratulations to all our nominees and good luck at the Awards Night on 7th February at the Last Drop Hotel (see notice board for tickets).

 

Audition pieces for "Guys and Dolls"

The audition pieces for our next show "Guys and Dolls" (27th April - 2nd May 2020) are now available on the Guys and Dolls show page. If you're interested in auditioning, please don't forget that you must pay your subs beforehand. 

 

Show carries on despite power cut

Anyone who came to watch the Friday night performance of our last show "Scrooge" will testify that WCAODS live by the old adage "the show must go on"!

With just a few minutes to go, a power cut plunged the theatre into blackness. Not only did we lose the lights. but also the microphones and the band! With great resourcefulness, Director Nora Howcroft and a few others immediately grabbed torches and the curtain calls were performed a capella and in very tight spotlights, much to the delight of the sell-out audience. Many in the audience joined in the community spirit with their phone lights! 

The audience were then ushered out calmly and safely by the front of house and backstage staff. Everyone at WCAODS showed great professionalism; we certainly had a night to remember! 

Read the Bolton News article. 

AKT announces next production

We are delighted to announce that our Youth Group, AKT, will be performing "Madagascar - A Musical Adventure Jr" on 25th, 26th and 27th June 2020. 

This brilliant musical is based on the hit Dreamworks film Madagascar and features all the great characters from the film. It's sure to be a wonderful production so make a date in your diary!

Our Youth Group is recruiting!

AKT - our Youth Theatre Group - is re-forming under the leadership of Helen McGrath and is looking for members aged between 8 and 16 years. 

A welcome meeting will be held on 24th September at 6:45pm in the Founders Room at the Parish Hall for any children (accompanied by their parents) interested in joining. They will learn all aspects of acting, dancing and singing whilst working towards a yearly show. 

Come down to say hello and find out about all the great things we have planned!

Walmsley winners at BATS Awards Night

WCAODS were once again winners at the BATS Dinner and Awards Night at the Holiday Inn on 31st August!

Vicki Wilson won Best Supporting Actress in a Musical for her role in "42nd Street". While nominations were received for Steve Benson (Best Actor in a Musical), Adrienne Wormald (Best Actress in a Musical) and Mary Pycroft (Best Costumes), all for "Sugar". 

Congratulations to all the winners and nominees! A great time was had by all! 

Scrooge tickets on sale 3rd August

Scrooge tickets go on general sale on Saturday 3rd August. From that date you will be able to purchase tickets online via TicketSource (booking fee applies) or through our Ticket Secretary Christine Taylor on 01204 305812. 

Book early, as this is likely to be a very popular show! 

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