The NODA District 2 Award nominations are out and Bispham CastAways has received a total of FOURTEEN nominations!! We’re now all looking forward to the awards evening on February 24th… keep your fingers crossed for us!
What a wonderful evening at the NODA North West District 2 Awards at The Imperial Hotel! Bispham CastAways had an unbelievable 11 nominations and the group got their first ever winner. The amazing Hayley Price (also a Trustee and Deputy Business Manager) picked up the award for Best Leading Performance in a pantomime for her portrayal of Toto in The Wicked Witches of Oz by Peter Nuttall. It was very well deserved and she now goes onto the North West regional awards. Everyone is wishing her all the luck in the world!
Even more nominations poured in for the CastAways following the release of the NODA North West District 2 nominations relating to pantomimes! A further 5 nominations were announced for the CastAways all from their production of The Wicked Witches Of Oz by Peter Nuttall. They were:
- Best Pantomime – The Wicked Witches of Oz
- Best Director of a Pantomime – Harry Chambers – The Wicked Witches Of Oz
- Best Pantomime Dame – Ian Dodd – Momby/Aunty Em – The Wicked Witches Of Oz
- Best Pantomime Villain – Susan Hope – Edna/Wicked Witch of the West – The Wicked Witches Of Oz
- Best Leading Performance in a Pantomime – Hayley Price – Toto – The Wicked Witches of Oz
This brought the nominations at the upcoming NODA awards to a massive ELEVEN for Bispham CastAways… what an amazing achievement!!
All 30 CastAways members and their partners who came out for the NODA North West Region 2 Awards evening on the 29th of February 2020 had a lovely evening, filling a long table with laughter all night. Although the Grand hotel did let the night down with problems encountered with the food, service, bar and access, the CastAways set out to have fun and made the night their own. Still amazed that they had received eight nominations in their first full year with NODA, they clapped and shouted for everyone. Their own Tara Stott did a turn onstage singing for the hundreds who attended, to massive applause. They know how lucky they are to have such an amazing group of talented people and hope to have an even better awards night in 2021!
It was such fun at the “Seaview”, two minutes from the sea, under the hard gaze of Mrs Austin. This play was the first by Bispham CastAways and played to two very appreciative audiences on the 26th and 27th of April. There were laughs galore at the antics of the Blackpool boarding house residents during a typically English week in August in the 1950s. A financial success as well with a great NODA review put the cherry on top of the cake!