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NODA DISTRICT AWARDS 2022
Huge congratulations goes to our brilliant District 8 NODA Award Winners for our amazing CAYT family
* Best Male Comedy Performance – Charlie House for the role of Mr Wormwood in “Matilda”
* Best Leading Male in a Youth Musical – William Vickers for his role as the Pirate King in “Pirates of Penzance”
* Best Leading Female in a Youth Drama – Tabitha Alcock-Bailey for her role as Passpartout in “Around the World in 80 Days”
* And finally ANOTHER win for William Vickers for Best Direction of a Youth Drama for “Around the World in 80 Days”
It’s amazing for our cast members to be recognised for their hard work, but each and every one of them is a winner in our eyes
Good luck for the NODA North West Regional Awards
NODA 2022 – NOMINATIONS
7th February 2023
We could not be prouder of the unbelievably amazing kids and also our hugely talented Directors and Musical Directors at CAYT
16 NODA (National Operatic and Dramatic Association), nominations including 10 for “Matilda”!! Absolutely phenomenal and testament to all the hard work that everyone puts in to bring these shows to the stage, especially our wonderful members. Well done to each and every one of you #teamworkdreamwork
* Best Male Youth Comedy Performance – Charlie House – Mr Wormwood
* Best Female Youth Comedy Performance – Niamh Moss – Mrs Wormwood
* Best Supporting Female in a Youth Musical – Alice Maddocks – Miss Honey
* Best Staging of a Youth Production – CAYT – Around The World in 80 Days
* Best Youth Ensemble – School Song – Matilda
* Best Leading Male in a Youth Drama – James Castle – Phileas Fogg
* Best Leading Female in a Youth Drama – Tabitha Alcock-Bailey – Passpartout
* Best Leading Male in a Youth Musical – William Vickers – Pirate King
* Best Leading Female in a Youth Musical – Chloe Furlong – Matilda
* Best Youth Choreography – William Vickers – Matilda
* Best Youth Musical Direction – Ben Evans-Clarke – Matilda
* Best Direction of a Youth Production (Drama) – William Vickers – Around The World in 80 Days
* Best Direction of a Youth Production (Musical) – William Vickers – Matilda
* Best Direction of a Youth Production (Musical) – Louise Colohan – Pirates of Penzance
* Best Youth Production (Drama) – Around The World in 80 Days
* Best Youth Production (Musical) – Matilda
NODA AWARDS – Wizard of Oz
Well done to all the CAYT members who were recently recognised at the NODAs.
Oscar Eckersley won Best Male Youth Comedy Performance for the Lion in the Wizard of Oz.
CAYT as a whole won Best Staging of a Youth Production for Wizard of Oz and Louise Colohan won Best Direction of a Youth Production (Musical) for Wizard of Oz.
In addition, one of CAYT’s members, Charlie House, won Best Male Youth Performance in an Adult Production for his role as William Beech in Congleton Players production of Goodnight Mr Tom.
Congratulations to everyone what an amazing result for you all.
NODA WINNERS -WILLIAM & OSCAR
We are pleased to announce that William Vickers won Best Supporting Male in a Youth Drama – Wind in the Willows as Mr. Toad and Oscar Eckersley won Best Male Youth Comedy Performance – Oliver! as Mr Bumble. Congratulations!
NODA Award winners Hannah and Ben
Congratulations to Hannah Bleackley and Ben Birkett who recently won NODA North West Awards!
Hannah won for ‘Best Female Lead in a Youth Drama’ for her role as Boy in The Witches
Ben won ‘Best Male Youth Comedy Performance’ for his role as Buddy in Elf the Musical.
Witchy Business In Congleton
Rosie wins NODA Award
Rosie Pearce has been presented with a North West Award from the National Operatic and Dramatic Association.
Rosie was given the award for Best Leading Female in a Musical, beating regional winners from all over the North West, for her performance as Natalie/Ed in All Shook Up in November 2016 at the Daneside Theatre, Congleton.
The production, which The Congleton Chronicle called “a fantastic performance” was recognised ahead of all others in Cheshire in a total of 6 categories including Best Youth Musical. Congratulations!
Reviews of All Shook Up
Reviews of All Shook Up were very positive, for the cast and also the musicians, sets and costumes. The Stoke Sentinel commented ” When everyone is singing the sound is truly impressive… Another of the highlights is the first half finale, “I Can’t Help Falling In Love With You”, sung beautifully by the six leads before being joined by the entire company: a moment to send shivers down the spine.”
The Congleton Chronicle remarked “It wouldn’t be surprising at all if the principal cast found themselves treading the boards of the West End in years to come…All Shook Up was a fantastic performance and anyone who fancies a professional standard production in town should definitely check out Congleton Amateur Youth Theatre’s future shows.”
All Shook Up on the town
We have been out and about promoting our show this week. Elvis came all the way from Las Vegas to support us! Thanks to everyone who joined in. Don’t forget to get your tickets.