The Somerset Fellowship of Drama “Cinderella Awards” were back this year, after a two year hiatus caused by the pandemic.

We are delighted to say Sleeping Beauty WON the CINDERELLA TROPHY for best pantomime in Somerset for 2022/2023.

On our way to winning the coveted Trophy, we also had a number of other successes.

Best Junior Group – Well Done TWYGs!

Best Junior Group – Collected for us by Sarah Lock

Best Chorus – Sleeping Beauty was really an all round “team” performance. Well done to our Chorus for a stand out performance.

Collected for us by Chris Holman Holmes

Best Comedic Scene – Cygnets Ballet – Thank you Nigel and the Dancers for that!

Collected for us again by Sarah Lock

Best Dance and Choreography – Well deserved Sheila.

Sheila Driver collected this one herself

Best Good Supernatural – Our Fairies! They are our heroes now!! Congratulations Elisabeth, Chloe and Becky.

And Elisabeth Sandy and Becky Santiago were there to collect their certificates.

Best Female Singer – and Clare gave a fantastic performance at the Awards too.

Congratulations Clare Brimble

Best Special Effects – The Dragon!! Well done to the Black Gang for bringing this effect to life!

Collected by Gary Stacey – after all, the Dragon was his idea!

Best Stage Management – Once again it was Garry and Martin accepting the honours!

Garry Stacey and Martin Lock retaining the award they have deservedly won 5 times in the last 6 Cinderella Awards

There was a special mention for Promising Young Performers from across the county, which included our very own Bella Whitelaw (who was young Aurora), Amelia Calderwood (who was young Averice) and Robert Stepney (who was young Arthur).

Another award winner was Kirsty Newman for her brief role as the Ghost, which was one of five winners of the Adjudicators Special Awards.

There were also nominations for:

  • Best Theatre Musicians
  • Best Villian
  • Best Musical Director
  • Best Director

Congratulations to everyone involved with Sleeping Beauty and thank you for helping to make it the Best Pantomime in Somerset for this season.