Wellington Pantomime Group’s production of ‘Scrooge: The Pantomime’ in January this year scooped 6 major awards at the Somerset Fellowship of Drama Awards ceremony last weekend. The Cinderella Awards – specially designated for pantomimes – were presented to each of the following:
* Best Theatre Musicians
* Best Original Script (Highly Commended) – Andrew Winfield
* Linkman of the Year – Richard Matravers as Jonny
* Dame of the Year – Paul Smith as Dame Dottie Dilber
* Best Musical Director – Ian Webb-Taylor & Christina Green
The production was also presented with the Bridgwater Shield as Runner-up in the overall Cinderella Awards.
Paul Smith has now won the Dame of the Year Award twice in the last 3 years. He followed his Dame Dottie performance by directing Wellington Drama Group’s acclaimed production of ‘Blue Remembered Hills’ earlier this year and will direct the Operatic Society’s production of ‘Sugar’ based on the Marilyn Monroe/Jack Lemmon/Tony Curtis classic film ‘Some Like it Hot’ in 2016.