Some of you may remember the enthusiastic paparazzi interviewing and snapping guests on their way down the red carpet to the entrance of the Athena at this year’s Niche Business Awards that took place this month. Well you might be surprised to know that they weren’t the real deal! They played the part perfectly and added a real entertainment value to our event and, as we’re sure you’ll all agree, made us all feel that little bit more glamorous and VIP-like on that special Oscar themed evening.
Our pap’s came from the amateur drama group of Oadby Drama. Based in Oadby and Wigston, the group would love to invite anyone interested in drama, comedy, and children’s plays, to their open evening on Monday 6th November at The Elms Social Club in Wigston.
Oadby Drama will preview one of their murder mystery acts to show potential new members aged 16 and over what they do and how to get involved.
Representative of Oadby Drama, Sarah Challis, said: “We are always pleased to welcome new members whether you have been involved with a drama group before or it is something you would like to try for the first time.”
The group meet on Monday evenings from 7.30pm – 9.30pm in the upstairs games room of The Elms. There are many opportunities for anyone to seize from acting to helping out backstage or front of house.
It’s a great chance for teens over 16 years to add to their CV and a fantastic way for everyone to meet new people, take up a new hobby, rekindle an old interest or even kick-start a journey towards a new career.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or find the group on Facebook.
Oadby Drama's award timeline
Oadby Drama has been very successful at the Leicestershire Drama Festival and the All England Theatre Festival and have won awards for Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Direction, Best Set and Best Production. Entering the competition every other year or so they have an impressive record.
2009 - Finalists in the All England Theatre Festival for The Lover by Harold Pinter.
2011 - Won the Leicester and Leicestershire One Act Play Festival. Also awarded Best Actress, Best Direction and Best All Women's Play! From this competition they progressed through the quarter and semi-finals and came runners up in the finals of the All England Theatre Festival which took place in Harrogate in June 2011; a fantastic result with eight trophies to their credit.
2012 – A Kind of Alaska by Harrold Pinter picked up five awards in the Leicestershire and Rutland Festival! More success in the Welwyn Festival with second place and group member, Jackie, once again picking up the award for best actress. Fantastic feedback from the adjudicator and the audience. Oadby Drama made it to the semi-final of the All England One Act Play Festival in 2012 with two glowing adjudications and great audience feedback.
2014 - They came joint runners up in Leicester with Elegy for a Lady by Arthur Miller and picked up the award for Best Actress.
2016 - In 2016 they picked up more awards with Romance by John Reason: Best Play, Best Direction, Best Actress, Best All Women Play and further nominations for Best Actress and for Best Set. They were also runners up in the quarter finals in Nuneaton.