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Cast members of The Mikado with their award winning trophies.

Operatic society scoops top awards for latest show

by gemmamelling

Huge congratulations to local operatic society, The Three Towns, who have one again scooped awards for their fantastic performances.

At the National Operatic and Dramatic Association (NODA) North West Regional Awards Evening the society picked up two top awards for their recent production, The Mikado.

Not only were the Three Towns awarded ‘Best Ensemble’, they were also presented with the Gold Standard Best Poster for the advertising material used to promote the May 2019 production, which was, as usual, performed at the St Joseph Hall in Leigh. The production was directed by the founder of the Three Towns, David Kay, from Lowton, and many of the cast also live in the town.

Full cast of The Three Towns' award winning production The Mikado

The full cast of The Three Towns’ award winning production The Mikado.

It was a great night for the Three Towns, who had an impressive six nominations in all. Rod Dakin, who retired after twenty years dedicated service as Musical Director was nominated for a ‘Shining Star Talent Award’ for his Musical Direction of The Mikado. Now the winners will be put forward into the NODA North West Awards, which take place later this year.

Liz Hume-Dawson, the District Representative of NODA, presented the awards. She said: “The cast [of The Mikado] had great diction and you could hear every word. The whole cast worked well together and you could see everyone was having a great time, the Ladies and Gentlemen of Japan supporting the action all the way through.”

What’s next for The Three Towns?

The Three Towns are now in rehearsal for their upcoming show ‘White Horse Inn’, which will run from 12-16 May at St. Joseph’s Hall, Leigh.

Pictured at the top of the article (from left-right) are: The Mikado cast members Elsa McGhee, Ursula Lightford, Enid Magenty and Derek Morris.

Find out more about The Three Towns on their website.

2 comments

veronica vancalsteren February 17, 2020 - 11:22 am

Very much enjoyed seeing old pictures .thank you .

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Editor Lowton and Golborne News February 17, 2020 - 5:03 pm

Thanks Veronica. They’re lovely, aren’t they!

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