A TYLDESLEY Little Theatre member’s first effort at directing produced honours galore.
Three productions helped the theatre to gain an impressive four runners-up awards and a prestigious win at the Bolton Amateur Theatre Societies Annual Awards Dinner during the last weekend of August.
Joyce Elder’s first comedy production ‘A Night on the Tiles’ was judged to be one of the best three comedy productions throughout Bolton’s impressive theatrical area, and also earned David Julien a Best Newcomer Runner-up certificate.
Ian Taylor was also happy to see his productions fare well, with ‘Mother Goose’ nominated as Best Pantomime and ‘Flamingoland’ Best Drama.
Veteran actress Joan Rogers was delighted with her Best Actress in a Drama Runner-up Award for her harrowing turn as a dying mother in ‘Flamingoland’ but, best of all, TLT’s much-loved character actress Winnie Beatty was the thrilled outright WINNER of Best Actress in a Comedy for ‘A Night on the Tiles’.
Also present to help celebrate were TLT chairperson Jenny Whur, collecting the Best Newcomer Award for her ‘Night on the Tiles’ co-star David Julien and Andy Sutton, assistant director of ‘Mother Goose’.
Buoyed by this success, TLT are now working hard on the opening show of their new season, ‘Humble Boy’.
TLT is an amateur society (members of the Greater Manchester Drama Federation - GMDF), run totally by volunteers but offering entertainment to professional standards, bringing live theatre to the community at a reasonable price. TLT usually perform four plays - from comedy and thrillers through to farce - a year along with the traditional family pantomime.
Auditions are held for all productions
Information on tickets and details of all TLT productions are available from the Box Office number: 01204 655619 or 01942 886908, or via the website: www.tlt.org.uk