Letchworth Arcadians are celebrating after winning two awards from the National Operatic and Dramatic Association (NODA).

The musical theatre society were awarded 'best musical' in their region for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, which they performed in June 2023, and also won 'best overall performance' for the same show.

Regional NODA director Scott Welch visited the Arcadians and presented the award certificates and a shield to director David Walker, musical director Hannah Long and choreographer Frances Aylin.

The Comet: The Letchworth Arcadians production teamThe Letchworth Arcadians production team (Image: Letchworth Arcadians)

Scott said he was "delighted to be able to present the prestigious award to recognise all the hard work that goes in to putting a show together".

He also stayed to watch the society's rehearsal for their upcoming production of Beauty and the Beast.

The show stars Sophie Walker and Harry Pearce in the lead roles, with costumes designed by Jacqui Maddison.


Tickets for Beauty and the Beast can be bought from www.ticketsource.co.uk/letchworth-arcadians or by calling the box office on 07511 519387.

The show will be performed from Wednesday, May 29 to Saturday, June 1 at St Christopher School Theatre in Letchworth.

Performances take place at 7.30pm each evening, with a 2.30pm matinée on the Saturday.

The show is not recommended for under-fives.