Islesburgh Drama Group’s performance of Calendar Girls at the Garrison Theater in Lerwick. Photo: Austin Taylor
Islesburgh Drama Group was honored with a national award.
The band received the National Operatic & Dramatic Association President’s Cup at the Crowne Plaza in Plymouth yesterday (Saturday) for their production Calendar Girls.
The drama group’s president, Stanley Manson, said: “This is incredible recognition from the national body and reiterates the strength of amateur theater in our islands and we must continue to champion and support this at the Garrison Theatre.
“Calendar Girls was a big production to return to the stage after the pandemic, but audiences eagerly returned for a sold-out show.
NODA is the national body representing amateur theater with over 2,000 society members and over 1,000 individual enthusiasts performing musicals, operas, plays, concerts and pantomimes in venues ranging from the country’s main professional theaters to party halls.
President Gordon Richardson said: “After an absence of two and a half years, the group performed the play in a small isolated theater telling an inspired story. The room itself was great, so much so that I paid to go back the next night.