Richmond Operatic Society wins big at regional awards

Richmond Operatic Society members receive their awards.

Richmond Operatic Society has scooped four awards at the annual NODA North Youth and Adult Performance Awards.

National Operatic and Dramatic Association awards evening was held recently at Gosforth Park Hotel in Newcastle to celebrate amateur theatre in the North.

Richmond Operatic Society were nominated for Best Show for both Sister Act and Nativity Saga, which was written by society chairman, John Holliday.

Gail Barlow, who played Mother Superior was nominated for Best Adult Performance in the district.

The society swept the board on the awards night with Gail Barlow winning Best Individual in District and Best Individual in North.

Nativity Saga was voted Best Show in the District while Sister Act won the Best Show in the North.

Sister Act director, Jordan Hamilton-Leighton said: “It is an absolute honour to be nominated for an award, never mind to actually win the overall award for all of NODA North.

“This shows what a great company Richmond Operatic Society has become – we truly are a force to be reckoned with.

“This award was only possible due to a hard working cast and very dedicated backstage team who all worked together in unison.”

Richmond Operatic Society are always looking for new talent.

If you would like to be involved in their future productions, either on it off stage, please contact via

If you enjoy singing, or would like to see if it is for you, you can attend their concert group, ROSCO, on Wednesday evenings at 7.30pm at Richmond Operatic Hall, Bargate.