Spotlight falls on Hartlepool’s talented stage stars

Children entertain the packed audience at the Hartlepool Stage Society celebration evening.

Children entertain the packed audience at the Hartlepool Stage Society celebration evening.

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Talented members of a stage society have picked up trophies at a celebration of a year of achievement.

Hartlepool Stage Society has held its second annual celebration evening at the Grand Hotel in the town.

One of the many soloists who gave a fantastic performance on the evening.

One of the many soloists who gave a fantastic performance on the evening.

The room was packed for the occasion which saw awards handed out, including to those that had supported fundraising events for the society and other charities.

Certificates were given for achievement, participation and attendance, and the society’s junior directors Sarah Barton and Hannah Cussons presented youngsters with a variety of trophies and awards.

Sarah said: “Audience members were also entertained by a selection of musical numbers, including a medley of songs from the society’s recent production of All The Fun Of The Fair.”

The night included the junior group performing songs including The Greatest Day and We Are Young.

Rehearsals for the society’s next performance will resume in September, and new members are more than welcome in the junior and senior societies, as well as the choir

Sarah Barton

There was a debut performance from the society’s senior choir, The Melodramatics, and the audience also enjoyed songs from a selection of soloists.

Sarah added: “Rehearsals for the society’s next performance will resume in September, and new members are more than welcome in the junior and senior societies, as well as the choir.”

She urged anyone interested in becoming part of the society to either visit its Facebook page or call her on 07882 576863.

The awards which were handed out included;

A full house for the Stage Society's celebration evening

A full house for the Stage Society's celebration evening

Most Promising Mini: Jenny Smith.

Most Promising Newcomer: Daisy Pidd (junior)/Tegan Winwood (senior).

Best Attitude: Rebekah Hart (junior)/Georgia Nodding (senior).

Singing Award: Darci Robinson (junior)/Francesca Snowdon (senior).

Society members entertain the audience.

Society members entertain the audience.

Dancing Award: Grace Martindale (junior)/Behreez Brown (senior).

President’s Award: Vaughan Kelly.

The society has just marked its 60th year in existence. It was formerly known as the Gilbert & Sullivan Society.

It was based in Walmsley Hall in Osborne Road, before it moved to the Stage Society Hall, in the Throston Grange Community Centre.

To find out more about the society, visit its Facebook page.