This year’s fantastic production of The Addams Family has secured St John Rigby College an invite to the National Operatic and Dramatic Awards for District 6 of the Northwest Region.
The college cast and crew were nominated for nine awards: Best Leading Male, Best Leading Female, Most Entertaining Male, Most Entertaining Female, Best Supporting Female, Best Production, Best Staging & Technical, Best Musical Director and Best Director.
The students involved in the production attended the glitzy dinner and awards ceremony at Kilhey Court Hotel and Spa in Wigan and were accompanied by extremely proud SJR staff.
As the awards were presented, the tension built and the SJR cast were elated to receive four out of nine awards: Best Supporting Female (Amber Lowe), Most Entertaining Male (Brandon Whelan), Best Staging & Technical and Best Musical Director (David Wall).
Production Director and Music teacher, David Wall, said, “We were absolutely thrilled to be nominated and to actually walk away with those awards was a massive bonus! All of the students have been incredibly supportive of one another and can’t wait to cheer on the winners at the next stage.”
A fabulous evening was had by all and the excitement is now building for the regional final at the Mercure Hotel, Manchester in April.