NODA Accolade of Excellence Award
Tinsel December 2010 Production

A crowning moment to end the first five years since the formation of The Regis Players in June 2006 was to receive from NODA (National Operatic and Dramatic Association) an Accolade of Excellence Award for their Tinsel production which the Society staged in December 2010.

The play was selected for the award by NODA District 9 Representative Jose Harrison from the productions she had seen in the year. District 9 is one of 19 Districts in the South East Region of NODA (roughly covering West Sussex) and this gave Jose the daunting task to try and see and support the operatic and play productions of 32 Societies in her patch. The appalling snow-bound weather conditions did not deter her from travelling all the way from her home in Ashington to see Tinsel and commented in her critique ‘This was a superb production written and directed by a husband and wife team. It is almost impossible to pick out the star performers as over 20 cast members, without exception, performed brilliantly, each portraying their character to perfection’.

The Award Ceremony took place on Sunday 10th July at the NODA South East Region Conference at the Mandalay Hotel Guildford and the award was received on behalf of the Society by Deborah Amor, author of the award winning play.

The Society were also awarded Runner Up Award for the Tinsel programme which was received by Peter Green.

This is the second time the Society have won the NODA Accolade for Excellence award for a play production in their short existence – the first  was Robert Harling’s Steel Magnolias production staged in March 2008 and directed by John Covey.

Retiring Chairman Peter Green said ‘I am very proud indeed that our Society has been able to garner two prestigious Accolade of Excellence Awards from NODA in such a short period since its formation. We have had extremely favourable audience feedback for all our 15 productions to date – but to get this independent nationally respected assessment of our efforts is truly rewarding for everyone associated with the Society’.

10th July 2011

  Decorah Amor (right) receiving on behalf of The Regis Players the NODA Accolade of Excellence Award for The Regis Players  production of Tinsel. The award is being presented by SE Region District 9 Representative Jose Harrison. Deborah wrote the play and husband Philip directed it.


Philip Amor (Director) and Deborah Amor (Author) of Tinsel


Philip and Deborah Amor, Margaret Burbidge and Peter Green at the NODA Regional Conference