Published: June 8, 2009
In photos: Awards night for Burnham-On-Sea Pantomime Society

Trophies and certificates were handed out at Burnham-On-Sea Pantomime Society's annual presentation night on Friday evening (June 5th).

Burnham's Mayor Derek Cooper and wife Christine were the special guests at the event, held in the Berrow Road Community Centre.

The Society has scooped several awards in the Somerset Fellowship of Drama Cinderella Trophy Competition - and these were handed out on Friday night.

Winners of the Stars of The Future awards were Harley Shadbolt, Georgina Gill, Sophie Cresswick, Charlotte Bishop, Rosie Barsby, Jonathan Davey and Laurie McAinsh.

Joint Young Fairy of the Year awards were won by Georgina Gill, Sophie Cresswick and Charlotte Bishop.

The Society won the Best Original Costumes award in the Somerset Fellowship of Drama Cinderella Trophy Competition- and a certificate and shield was presented to Marie Bowden, leader of the team, and helper Jean Bennetts, by the Mayor and Mayoress (as pictured above).

There were also nominations for Best Musical Director for Colin Fletcher, while Rosie Barsby was nominated for the Best Performer Aged 16 or under.

A Dancer of the Year award went to Bryony Holiman, who also received a nomination in the choreographer of the year category.

Further nominations went to Mo Cooper for Best Female Villain for her performance as the Baroness in Cinderalla; and Paul Wynn was nominated for Best Make-up. Wendy and Paul Wynn were also nominated in the Best Musical Production category.

Mayor Derick Cooper, who is the society's President, said at Friday's ceremony: "Congratulations to everyone in the group. Everyone in Burnham is very proud of you - the Society is a real success story in the town."


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