Sidmouth drama group gains NODA award

Sidmouth’s SADS receives NODA excellence award for Dancing at Lughnasa play

MEMBERS of Sidmouth Amateur Dramatic Society have received a National Operatic and Dramatic Society Award for excellence for their production of Dancing at Lughnasa by Brian Friel.

Joan Heard, the play’s director, (left) received the award from Geraldine Branton, NODA president with Tony Hill, lighting designer, at the Association’s annual meeting at Bicton.

“I was so pleased when the award was announced,” said Joan. “Pleased for SADS and the incredible actors and production team, who worked so hard to bring this wonderful play to the Manor Pavilion Theatre stage.

“There was such a strong sense of ‘family’ among cast and crew. I am very proud to have worked with such a dedicated team.”


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Joan is currently directing SADS’ annual pantomime Treasure Island, tickets for which go on sale at the Manor Pavilion Box Office on October 1. The box office has recently re-opened after the summer break, and tickets for SADS’ October production of J B Priestley’s classic comedy When We Are Married, directed by Hilary Hatherley, are now on sale.

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