A CITY musical theatre company has won three prestigious awards at a ceremony which honours regional theatre.

Worcester Operatic and Dramatic Society’s (WODS) The Sound of Music, performed in April 2023 at the city’s Swan Theatre, claimed the National Operatic and Dramatic Association (NODA) award in the best musical category district 10 (Worcestershire East).

The company also received the prize for the best poster designed by Jeremy Field of The Media House.

Worcester Operatic and Dramatic Society Youth Section (WODYS) won the NODA award for the region’s best youth production for Carousel staged in August 2023, also at the Swan Theatre, to complete the hat-trick.

This is the sixth time the youth section has been awarded such an accolade.

Michael Astles, president of WODS, said: “After the Covid lockdowns it has been hard work to get all our performance groups working again.

“These awards demonstrate that we are really back on track again.

“My thanks go out to all our members involved in these shows, whether on-stage, design and build, backstage, front-of-house or in publicity.

“Everybody plays their part and we are proud of them all.”

David Humphries, producer and founder of WODYS, said: “Everyone involved with Carousel is thrilled at winning the NODA award in their District 10 youth category.

“I am delighted that WODYS has been given such an accolade.

“I would like to thank my fellow production team members and everyone who contributed in any way to make this show such a success.

“It is a great honour for WODYS to receive this award.”

WODS is presenting Me and My Girl at the Swan Theatre, The Moors, this week until Saturday, April 20.

WODYS will stage The Addams Family, also at the Swan Theatre, from Tuesday, August 6 to Saturday, August 10.

Tickets for both shows can be bought from the Huntingdon Hall box office in Crowngate, Worcester, on 01905 611427 or from the website at www.worcestertheatres.co.uk.

WODS will then be switching to Sister Act with the cinema classic, which is also currently in London’s West End, making its way to the Swan Theatre in October.