A NEW district vice-representative was announced at the eighth National Operative and Dramatic Association Awards last Saturday.

The National Operative and Dramatic representative Kevin Proctor announced that Stephanie Niland would helping with reviewing, adjudicating, nominating and selecting winners from Amateur Drama Productions in the area.

Altrincham Garrick won Best Drama for 'When we are Married' and Parissa Zamanpour won the Best Actress in a drama award for playing Charlotte in Bronte.

Megan Relph won the Best Supporting Female in a Drama with her portrayal of Rosie in their production of 'Things I Know to be True'.

The Garrick also took the Best Choreographer award for Deborah Norris’ choreography of Cats

Sale Nomads walked away with some prestigious prizes. Not only did their production of Aladdin win Best Pantomime with Derek Stuart-Cole winning Best Pantomime Dame but Jeff Harpin , who played Eddie in A View from the Bridge won the prestigious Best Actor in a drama award,

Urmston Musical Theatre and Urmston Juniors won three awards. UMT won best Female Youth Performance in an adult production when Freya Gow played Upsy D aisy in Humpty Dumpty

Urmston Juniors’ director, Stephanie Niland won Best Director of a Youth Production for High Street Musical and Olivia Clapperton gained Best Female Comedy Performance in a Youth Production for playing Sharpay in the same Production.

Elizabeth Lovelady who played Lucy Harris in Sale and Altrincham Musical Theatre’s Jekyll and Hyde won Best Leading Female in a Musical.