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Lancaster and Morecambe musical theatre stars win at North West awards

NODA North West award winners Hannah Morris and Sophie Butler (centre and right) with Francesca Marriner who was also nominated for Best Female Character Comedy Performance for Made in Dagenham

Musical theatre stars from the Lancaster and Morecambe area are celebrating victory at an annual ceremony recognising the best in the North West.

Hannah Morris won Best Leading Female in a Musical for her performance as Rita O'Grady in Made in Dagenham at the Lancaster Grand in 2023, at the North West NODA Awards held at Blackpool Winter Gardens.

"We are so proud of you Hannah, thank you for leading such a special show SO beautifully," said a post on the MAODS (Morecambe Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society) Facebook page.

Sophie Butler also won Best Director of a Youth Musical for 'We Will Rock You' by the MY Theatre company, which was performed at The Dukes last year.

Sophie runs the Sophie Butler Academy of Musical Theatre in Morecambe, as well as MY (Morecambe Youth) Theatre.

"She works tirelessly to bring her creative visions to life. She is so loved by the children, and team MY Theatre," said a post on the MY Theatre Facebook page.

"Huge well done to nominees Abi, Evie and the full cast who were already winners of our district. We are beaming!"

The NODA North West Awards were held following the District 11 NODA Awards in February, where there were many winners from our local area.

They included:

MY THEATRE

Abi Jones - Best Supporting Female Character in a Youth Musical

Evie Muir - Best Female Leading Character in a Youth Musical

Sophie Butler - Best Director of a Youth Musical

MY Theatre - Best Youth Musical

 

MAODS

Hannah Morris - Best Female Lead Character in a Musical

Francesca Marriner - Best Female Comedy Character in a Musical

Sophie Butler - Best Director of a Musical

 

LADOS

James Shields - Best Leading Male Character in a Musical

Holly Brown -  Best Choreographer of a Musical

 

MORECAMBE WARBLERS

Benji Pollitt - Best Male Character Youth Performance in an Adult Production

Anna Webster - Best Supporting Female Character in a Musical

 

LANCASTER RED ROSE AODS

The Ronettes (Sarah-Louise Donald, Charlotte Mason and Becky Halpin, pictured below) - Best Ensemble

 

Read more: Lancaster and Morecambe musical theatre stars recognised at awards night - Beyond Radio

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