Riverside Players nominated for two panto awards

Riverside Players nominated for two panto awards

Francis Batt

Riverside Players nominated for two panto awards

A village drama group is in the spotlight this week - after receiving two award nominations for its recent productions.

Old Windsor's Riverside Players have been nominated for the Look Behind You panto award by NODA (the National Operatic and Dramatic Association), thanks to their Christmas production of Puss in Boots.

Veteran member of  Riverside Fraser Motion has been nominated for his performance as Doctor Hubert Bonney in the group's recent production of the farce It Runs in the Family.

Riverside Players' secretary Vicki Arnold played Puss in the pantomime, as well as being musical director and choreographer. Her husband Simon directed.

She said: "Huge congratulations to everyone. A production depends on every single member.

"Like all amateur groups though we always need new members and hopefully this will cause a bit of interest."

She said members were particularly pleased about Fraser's nomination as it marked a return to the group after a long absence.

Riverside's next production will be the Edwardian based musical Below Stairs, being staged at the Memorial Hall, Straight Road, Old Windsor from Wednesday, June 25 to Saturday, June 28.

Meanwhile you can see the players at this Saturday's Old Windsor Carnival, taking part in the procession.

It is the third year running the group has been nominated by NODA. This year's winners will be announced at the London Region Conference on Sunday, July 6 at Wyllyots Theatre, Potters Bar, Herts.

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