19th - 22nd April 2023
The Vicar of Dibley April 27th - 30th 2016 received the trophy for the best poster in the NODA National Awards 2017.
Stefanie Baron, celebrated her success after winning the coveted ‘Best Female Lead in a Play’ trophy at a National Operatic and Drama Association NW annual awards ceremony held on Saturday 21st January, 2017 at the Dunkenhalgh Hotel, Blackburn. Stefanie faced stiff competition to win the award for her portrayal of the vicar, Geraldine Grainger, in the stage version of the classic The Vicar of Dibley, a role made famous by Dawn French.
Stefanie said ‘I was absolutely delighted to get the opportunity to play the role of the Vicar of Dibley. It really was the opportunity of a lifetime and I had the time of my life doing it. Genuine blood, sweat and tears went into learning all my lines and stage directions as the part itself was enormous – I was never off the stage in the whole two hour performance each night. To be nominated was an incredible achievement, but to win was a feeling I cannot describe. We played to a full house every night all roaring with laughter throughout which is the best feeling in the world’.
'Playing Away' written by Janet Shaw
"Came over from Wakefield to see your production last night. Please pass on my congratulations to the cast and crew for a wonderful presentation. The audience around us loved it and were really getting behind you. My husband and I had a really good night so well done to each and every one of you, keep up the good work. It was a really good show and your set was fabulous, it was well directed and extremely watchable. Well done".
Saturday 30th January 2016 was the NODA NW Districts 3 and 12 Awards Dinner, a glittering event held at the Dunkenhalgh. We are thrilled that our last production, Playing Away, received a prestigious award.
Best female lead in a play– Mary Killian as 'Cath'
Congratulations Mary. We are proud of you.
NODA NOMINATED for
FOUR WEDDINGS AND AN ELVIS Oct 2018
Catherine Allen - best artistic direction of a play
John Dewhurst - best supporting male in a play
Erinn Batard - best female lead in a play
Erinn Batard - best female comedy performance
NODA NW Distict awards (3+12)
Saturday 20th Jan 2018
Malcolm Binns - Best Supporting Male -
'Danny' in Brassed Off. April 2017
Lesley Jackson - Best Supporting Female
'Mrs. Northrop' in When we are Married. Oct 2017
Congratulations to both and also to our member Rhys Sage who was nominated in three different societies' productions and won the award of Best Youth Performance for the title role in the Civic's production of Noddy. Well done everyone - such stars!!!
4 AWARD NOMINATIONS for 2017
Nominations for 2017 plays were as follows -
Best Supporting Female - Lesley Jackson
(Mrs Northrop - When we are Married)
Best Supporting Male - Michael Flanagan (Henry Ormonroyd - When we are Married)
Best Supporting Male - Malcolm Binns (Danny - Brassed Off)
Best Youth in an Adult Production - Rhys Sage (Shane Ormonroyd - Brassed Off)
Can we also take this opportunity to thank all of our cast, crew and volunteers who work tirelessly behind the scenes! A lot goes into a production, from rehearsals, props, scenery and of course blood, sweat and tears!
'When we are Married' directed by Michael Flanagan was great fun and praised by all who saw it for the acting, great set and costumes.
'Brassed Off' directed by Rachel Bamford was a great success with wonderful feed back. We had a ball, and thanks to the live musicians who played their parts brilliantly.
OSWALDTWISTLE PLAYERS are honored to receive another prestigious National Award from
The National Operatic and Drama Association.
The Commemorative Programme produced for The Accrington Pals play last October at the Civic Theatre Oswaldtwistle has already won the trophy for best in it's category in the North West Regional Awards and has now also received first prize in the NODA National Finals.
The trophy was presented by Christine Hunter Hughes, the NODA Regional Councillor, to Clare Highton the Chair of Oswaldtwistle Players, during a break in rehearsal for ’Playing Away’.
The programme was a team effort of researched articles, photos and artwork from the committee and society members, and was designed and produced by D&AW Blackburn.
Thanks to The Heritage Lottery Fund North West for supporting the Accrington Pals production