Parish Church’s theatre society nets awards at amateur ‘Oscars’ night

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A murder mystery with a mirthful twist earned Clitheroe Parish Church AODS two top awards at East Lancashire’s own “Oscars” award night.

Their comedy-whodunnit “Death By Fatal Murder” was judged best play in North West District 12 of NODA – the National Operatic and Dramatic Association – and Kelly Steed won the district award for best female comedy performance with her hilarious portrayal of Blodwyn Morgan in “Death By Fatal Murder”.

The jubilant cast of “Death by Fatal Murder” are pictured with director Lesley Haworth (second from left) and Kelly Steed (centre) holding their awards at the NODA Districts 12 and 3 awards night at the Dunkenhalgh Hotel, Clayton-le-Moors, which was attended by 250 people from 19 societies.

District 12 covers the whole of Blackburn, Hyndburn, Rossendale and Clitheroe, and District Three covers Burnley and Pendle.

At the same award night, the Clitheroe group won the Empire Theatre Award for best ensemble performance in District 12 by the chorus in “Oliver!” and Chris Andrews won District 12 best musical direction title for “Oliver!”

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