CATS success at North Staffs Drama Association awards
A TEENAGE actress from Cheadle has been named a ‘rising star’ at an awards ceremony.
Megan Probyn, aged 15, is the first recipient of the the Rising Star Award for Best Performance under 16.
The young actor was recognised for her performance as Tinkerbell in Cheadle Amateur Theatrical Society’s (CATS) pantomime Peter Pan.
She was presented with the award following the annual North Staffs Drama Association (NSDA) Gala, where CATS also scooped up the David Pugh Award for Best Front of House for their production Allo!Allo! directed by Ian Wood.
Nominations were given to Chloe Stirley in the Best Performance under 21 category, for her role as Wendy Darling and to Andrew Farrington for Best Male Performance as Mr Darling/Captain Hook, both in Peter Pan.
Dan Ede was nominated for his part as Herr Flick in Allo!Allo! for Best Comedy Performance.
CATS members have also been celebrating reaching the semi-finals of the All England One Act Play Festival with Prison of the Mind, written and directed by Charlie Brown.
The group did not progress on to the finals, but the play did win the Adjudicator’s Award at the semi-finals.
Auditions will be held at the end of this month for the October play, No Sex Please – We’re British! written by Alistair Foot and Anthony Marriott and directed by Ian Wood.
The pantomime for 2018 will be Goldilocks and the Three Bears written by Victoria R Wood and directed by Jake Allsop.
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