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 year.

It became apparent there had been some exceptional performances during this panto season, so it was great that Sarah Whittaker received a Highly Commended Award as Best Villain.

Somerset Federation of Drama are keen to recognise young talent and the Cinderella Awards present a great opportunity to recognise “Stars of the Future”. Amongst the host of youngsters across the County who were named as “Stars of the Future” was our very own Gracie-Lou Marshall.

The Wayfarers were Nominated for a further 9 awards:

Best Comedic Scene: Chris Holman and Sarah Whittaker for the Mirror Scene
Good Fairy: Emma Jones as Fairy Fortune
Best Cameo: Stuart Lloyd as Slurp
Best Dance of the Year
Best Female Singer: Meghan Walls as Snow White
Best Romantic Duet: Meghan Walls and Anna Howe
Best Chorus
Best Make-Up
Principal Girl of the Year: Meghan

The big prize, The Cinderella Award, was won by Burnham District Pantomime Society with Aladdin.

Well done to all those involved in Panto across Somerset. Let’s do it all again next year!