Addams Family Wins Best Musical at North West Awards

A Manx theatre group is celebrating after winning Best Musical at the North West Regional National Operatic Dramatic Association awards.

Centre Stage Productions won the top gong for their awesome (and all together ooky) production of the ‘The Addams Family – A New Musical’ (for those of you with that tune now stuck in your head, you’re welcome).

The group told Gef: ‘Following the productions’ huge success of eight nominations and four wins at the District 2 NODA Awards in February 2020, the winning categories qualified us for the North West Regional NODA Theatre Awards held at the Kimpton Clocktower Hotel in Manchester on Sunday May 1 2022, held after a two-year delay due to the COVID19 outbreak.

‘With the region covering such a vast area of the UK it involves 10 districts and stretches from the Solway Firth and Carlisle right down to Chester and North Wales Border and all points in-between, so we are beyond thrilled to have been awarded Best Overall Musical for this region!’

The group was represented at the awards by committee member Kelly Firth, leading man David Dawson, who played Gomez Addams in the production, understudy Wednesday Addams played by Bethan Owen, member of the chorus, Shannon Dallison and local theatre legend, Iain Dixon.

CSP added: ‘Winning the highest and most prestigious award of the night, BEST MUSICAL is a fantastic honour and the society are delighted to have produced such a high calibre show for our Manx audiences to enjoy.

‘Congratulations to all involved in this production – you helped make it such a success and we are so proud of everyone!’

Go Grease Lightning!

Next on the cards for Centre Stage Productions is Grease the Musical, which opens September 24 at the Gaiety Theatre until October 1. Tickets available from And for 2023, the society is delighted to kick off the Christmas season with Elf the Musical.

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