A THEATRE group has won an accolade at the National Operatic and Dramatic Association (NODA) awards.

The Three Towns Operatic Society claimed the Best Gilbert and Sullivan Production prize on Sunday for its performances of HMS Pinafore and Trial by Jury last year.

Director David Kay collected the prize for the group, who perform at St Joseph’s Hall in Leigh.

He said: “This is a fitting tribute for all the talent, hard work and enthusiasm within the society.”

Three Towns members were also nominated for three other awards on the night.

Rod Dakin was up for Best Musical Direction for both of the shows and Barbara Mayers made the shortlist of Best Female Comedy Performance for her role in HMS Pinafore.

Ken Rees was close to winning the Best Supporting Male in a Musical gong.

The society are getting ready to perform their next play at St Joseph’s Hall in Leigh.

They will put on five consecutive nights of shows from Tuesday, May 15 to Saturday, May 19 for its musical Greek mythology comedy, Orpheus in the Underworld.

Each of the performances will start at 7.30pm.

Tickets cost £11 and £13 with concessions available.

To purchase tickets contact 01942 605369 or 01942 676594. 

Alternatively call in at The Baby Centre on Queen Street or phone 01942 665615.

Tickets can also be bought at thethreetowns.net.