Opera award for Sounds Familiar

THE Ipswich Operatic and Dramatic Society (IODS) has been being awarded the NODA Shield for its dazzling 21st production of Sounds Familiar.The show at the Spa Pavilion Theatre, Felixstowe in October, won the prestigious award which is presented annually to the best amateur production in the Eastern Region by the National Operatic and Dramatic Association.

THE Ipswich Operatic and Dramatic Society (IODS) has been being awarded the NODA Shield for its dazzling 21st production of Sounds Familiar.

The show at the Spa Pavilion Theatre, Felixstowe in October, won the prestigious award which is presented annually to the best amateur production in the Eastern Region by the National Operatic and Dramatic Association.

Margaret Mudd, chairwoman of the society said "It is fantastic to receive this award for a second time, the first being for Crazy for You at the Regent in 1998.

"But what makes this time more special for us is that Sounds Familiar is not a book show, but a collection of numbers that the society has compiled themselves."

Members of the group are pictured here during one of their busy rehearsals for their next production, which is the regional premier of Evita at the Regent Theatre, Ipswich running from April 16-20.

Tickets are selling fast for the next performance.