Amateur theatre group nominated for prestigious award

Brad Mercer as Jimmy Cooper in Spotlight Musical Theatre Group's adaptation of Quadrophenia. Photo:

Brad Mercer as Jimmy Cooper in Spotlight Musical Theatre Group's adaptation of Quadrophenia. Photo: Julia Duncan. - Credit: Archant

An amateur theatre group from Beccles has been recognised for its hard work and nominated for an illustrious award.

Spotlight Musical Theatre Group’s adaptation of ‘Quadrophenia’ is listed in the Best Musical category in the Eastern Region 6 of the National Operatic and Dramatic Association (NODA).

The musical adaptation received great reviews and played to near sell out audiences during its five show run last summer.

Quadrophenia show director Andy Osborne said: It’s a great honour to receive this nomination for a show very few have been privileged to stage - this was given to us by Pete Townsend’s production company Eel pie Productions.”

He added: “Everyone involved in this production worked tremendously hard and gave an excellent performance, none more so than my musical directors Brian parker and Simon Howe, who had to write all the missing band parts for all 17 Quadrophenia numbers.”

The Gala Awards Ceremony will take place on Sunday, May 13.