Crewkerne United Dramatic and Operatic Society (CUDOS) celebrated success again this year at the annual Cinderella awards. The awards ceremony held at the Rookery in Weston-Super-Mare last month, celebrates all that is good in pantomimes performed by amateur groups across Somerset. This year’s standards were exceptional with strong competition from all the clubs involved.

CUDOS received two major awards, Best Script for Ann Brolly’s brilliant re-imagining of Snow White and the Spotlight Trophy for the best pantomime in a small venue. CUDOS were also nominated in nine other categories: The Pinpot Award, Best Director, Best Lighting, Best Dame, Best Female Singer, Best Principal Girl, Best Comedic Scene and Best Cameo with club members Ann Brolly, Karl Taylor, Ray Norris, Sian Flint, William Scott-Robinson and Diana Hodgson in The Decorating Scene, Kerry Peters as Hilda and Danny Brand as the Magic Mirror all nominated respectively.

Their next production will be the fabulous Monty Python musical Spamalot, which will be performed from September 12th to 15th and will be directed by Nick Harris, assisted by musical director Gill Merrifield and choreographer Lisa Gage. Workshops for those who interested in becoming involved in CUDOS’ next production are running at Victoria Hall at 7.30 pm on Monday June 11th (singing), Wednesday June 13th (dancing/singing) and Thursday 14th for principal acting. Auditions will be held at Victoria Hall on Sunday June 17th at 2 pm and are open to all who are 16 years of age or over. For more information, please visit

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