Operatic society outshines its peers to scoop top award

Pictured: cast group - standing l to r Earl Mountararat (Bruce Walton), Phyllis (Ann Sloan), Strephon (Philip Fine), Private Willis (David Hornsby), Iolanthe (Ruth Anker, Lord Chancellor (Fred Riches) - seated Queen of ther Fairies (Sally Watts).

Pictured: cast group - standing l to r Earl Mountararat (Bruce Walton), Phyllis (Ann Sloan), Strephon (Philip Fine), Private Willis (David Hornsby), Iolanthe (Ruth Anker, Lord Chancellor (Fred Riches) - seated Queen of ther Fairies (Sally Watts).

BANBURY Amateur Operatic Society has scooped a top regional award for its most recent Gilbert and Sullivan production.

The society has been given the National Operatic and Dramatic Association (NODA) Dorothy Lawson Trophy for the best G&S show of the year for its Iolanthe.

The presentation last October was part of the society’s 50th anniversary celebrations. And it beat off strong opposition from hundreds of other shows in the 14 busy districts in the extensive London region of the association.

 

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