On 9th April, the annual NODA (National Operatic and Dramatic Association) Awards for the Eastern region took place at Burgess Hall in St Ives, Cambridge, and Bocking Theatre Club scooped , for the second season running, ‘Best Pantomime’ for the 2015-16 season for their production of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs which was Produced and Directed by Margaret Surrey.
Presenting the award the adjudicator, Ann Platten, congratulated Margaret and the entire cast and crew who had worked so hard on a production that was so ‘professional’ and ‘gave the audience a real Panto feel’.
She highlighted outstanding characters such as Queen Caligula ‘played brilliantly by Anne May’ and the Dame, played by John Ellson, for ‘instant rapport with the audience, both adults and children alike’ and described the costumes (Jean Baker) as ‘some of the best I have ever seen’ and that ‘pleasing choreography’ (Sam Conway) and ‘good company numbers’ (Sue Edwards) added to the overall excellence of the show.
Terry Surrey, Club Chairman said ‘Bocking Theatre Club’ are delighted to accept this award for the second season running. It was a fantastic team effort, so much hard work goes into each production, from those on stage, the production team, backstage crew, the costumes department as well as front of house, and it is great for it to be acknowledged’.
Here’s to our next production in spring 2018!’