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Success at Cinderella Awards 2019

The conclusion of the panto season in Somerset brought together 22 societies of varying sizes to meet at the Rookery Manor Hotel for the annual Somerset Fellowship of Drama Cinderella Awards. During 3 months the 22 pantomimes were split between 6 Adjudicators, with one moderator watching ALL 22 shows. From their collective reports the decisions are reached for a multitude of prizes and Awards. Following on from the success of Aladdin in 2018, Wayfarers once again stand tall in Somerset…

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Cinderella Awards Nominations

Cinderella Awards Nominations The Somerset Fellowship of Drama Cinderella Awards are coming soon. In a break with tradition, the organisers have given us a heads up on some of the categories we are nominated in for this year’s show, The Snow Queen: Animal – Martin Carpenter  Dame – Nigel McBrayne     Dance Female Singer – Jennifer Holland-Brewer           Linkman – Ben Dunton       Principal Boy – Hannah Carolan   Principal Girl – Anna Howe Villain – Jennifer Holland-Brewer We do expect to be nominated…

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Aladdin Nominated for NODA Award

Following Aladdin’s success at the Cinderella Awards in 2018, winning the overall Best Pantomime in Somerset and receiving the Rose Bowl in recognition of the fact, Aladdin has now been nominated for the NODA South West, Best Pantomime Award. The presentation night is the 16th March in Plymouth and a table of 12 will be there to cheer the Wayfarers on.

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Aladdin Bucket Collection Presentations

What happens to the bucket collection money? Well, each year we try to support two charities and this year has been no exception. Our audiences very kindly donated £1120.00 across the week, meaning we were able to give the two charities £560 each. While our contribution seems small when the target is £1 Million, the MRI Scanner Appeal team at Musgrove Park Hospital were delighted to receive our cheque from Chairman, Martin Howe, and Treasurer, Keith Smith.   By the…

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Snow Queen Auditions Announced

In keeping with previous years there will several workshops prior to the Auditions. All cast are required to dance and sing as part of their audition and the workshops allow you to learn the specific dance routine and song that will be used during the actual Audition. It is therefore important that potential cast members attend as many of the workshops as possible to get an idea of what is expected of them on the day. Workshop dates are: Monday…

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Presentation to Childrens Hospice South West

The Committee were on hand to present a Cheque for £550 to Alan Hall of Children’s Hospice South West, which was half the money collected in the after show bucket collection for Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. The other half of the collection was presented to Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance Service.

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Cinderella Awards 2017

A merry band of Wayfarers travelled to the Somerset Federation of Drama’s Cinderella Awards Evening at the Haynes Motor Museum. 29 Societies across Somerset were to be considered for a raft of awards, with each greeted by loud cheering and shouting from the 220+ gathered together for the evening. While we did not achieve the success we had last year, we did have one win: Best Theatre Stage Management: Garry Stacey & Martin Lock RETAINED the award they won last…

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ALADDIN Auditions Announced

In keeping with previous years there will several workshops prior to the Auditions. All cast are required to dance and sing as part of their audition and the workshops allow you to learn the specific dance routine and song that will be used during the actual Audition. It is therefore important that potential cast members attend as many of the workshops as possible to get an idea of what is expected of them on the day. Workshop dates are: Thursday 20th…

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Wayfarers Success at Cinderella Awards

It was a fantastic night for the Wayfarers at the Somerset Fellowship of Drama “Cinderella Awards” Evening. The evening celebrates amateur Pantomime throughout Somerset and recognises the efforts of 27 different Societies. The 2016 Awards took place at the Haynes Motor Museum where 260 representatives from 24 of the Societies, both large and small, came together. There are 47 awards presented throughout the evening, rewarding not just those on stage, but everyone throughout the whole back stage crew and production…

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