ROS and RADS win at operatic and dramatic awards

From left, Jordan Leighton, publicity officer - RADS; Richard Hamilton, Best Individual Performance - ROS; John Holliday, chairman and director - ROS.

Richmond Operatic Society (ROS) and Richmond Amateur Dramatic Society (RADS) are celebrating after winning three awards at the National Operatic and Dramatic Association awards in Newcastle on Saturday evening.

Richmond Operatic Society won awards for Best Production for their May performance of Pirates of Penzance and Best Individual Performance for Richard Hamilton, also for Pirates of Penzance.

Richmond Amateur Dramatic Society won Best Drama Award for The Herbal Bed.

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John Holliday, chairman of the operatic society, said “This is an amazing achievement for our local theatre companies.

“We were up against much larger societies with bigger budgets and it’s amazing to see that we can have as much of an impact on a smaller scale. Our members’ dedication and hard work is second to none and truly they deserve this recognition.

ROS are currently rehearsing for Scrooge! 15th – 18th November and RADS perform The Clink 9th-11th November both at The Georgian Theatre Royal, Richmond.

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