Drama Group Announces Award Winners

Drama Group Announces Award Winners

The winners of CADS annual drama awards have been announced. The 2022 Fred Sillence Award, named after a former editor of The Royston Crow and CADS member, has been awarded to Martin Maynard.

CADS Chair, Emma Daintrey says, “ Martin has brought a breath of fresh air to the group since he joined us in 2018. He has given brilliant performances throughout this time but in the last twelve months was outstanding as Alfred Hitchcock in Strangers on a Film, which won him the Best Performer award at the 2021 Cambridge Festival of Drama. Martin joined the committee in 2020 and led an acting workshop in 2021. He was fully committed to CADS pantomime Snow White, which was sadly cancelled, and will be co-directing our next production. Professional, controlled, versatile and always a joy to watch, he richly deserves this award. ”

The Lizzie Houghton Award, given for outstanding contribution to youth drama, is awarded to Sam Durrant. Emma says, “Sam has been a junior member of CADS for several years. Although quiet at times he has a wicked sense of humour, and a great work ethic.

During the past few months Sam made a significant contribution to CADS pantomime Snow White. He was cast in the chorus and also as one half of the Camel before taking on a main character role too at short notice. Sam attended set build weekends and willingly undertook challenging carpentry tasks. He created sound effects for the show and overall has shown outstanding commitment to CADS this year.”

CADS is now planning its next show, the one-act play The Blonde Bombshell by local author Roy Maddox, which will be the group entry for the 2022 Welwyn Drama Festival in May.

For full details visit the CADS website – www.cadsroyston.org.uk