The Guide Awards: Best Amateur Drama Production

CCADS artistic director John-Paul McCrohon with the trophy.
CCADS artistic director John-Paul McCrohon with the trophy.
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And following the popular 2012 TV adaptation of Sebastian Faulks’ novel, CCADS took the stage version version to the Kings Theatre, which also clearly struck a chord with audiences –it won the award for Best Amateur Drama Production.

Our reviewer Matt Merritt heaped praise on many of the actors in his review.

CCADS’ artistic director John-Paul McCrohon accepted the award on behalf of the society and said: ‘It was a fantastic ensemble – we had a cast of about 30.

‘To be able to bring something of the emotional scope that this story tells to the Kings was very exciting – people were moved and compelled by it.

‘It was a real labour of love.’

‘I’m immeasurably proud of winning this.

‘No-one does this for the awards, we do it because of how much we love doing it, but to be acknowledged for it, and know that people who’ve seen it have voted for it, is very energising.

‘I think it helps keep you going. It makes it worthwhile.’

Next up for CCADS is The Ladykillers at the Kings at the end of March.

‘It’s another massive cast, but we hope people enjoy it as well,’ added John-Paul.