Fanfare for Axminster Operatic Society

PUBLISHED: 09:38 26 March 2013 | UPDATED: 09:38 26 March 2013

Scott Robson receives the award for his poster from Nick Lawrence

Scott Robson receives the award for his poster from Nick Lawrence


‘Anything Goes’ poster wins top regional award, beating some 250 other entries

Axminster Operatic Society has been asked to take a bow – for the stunning poster advertising its recent show.

Scott Robson’s artwork on Anything Goes has been awarded the Mary Hobbs Shield by the National Operatic and Dramatic Association (NODA).

Society secretaries Rose Harvey and Val Cullimore received the trophy from NODA president Derek Grattidge at the annual awards dinner at the Thistle Hotel, Cheltenham, recently.

The winning poster was chosen from over 250 entries from across the South West – from Tewkesbury to Bournemouth.

A spokeswoman for the society said they were very grateful to Mr Robson, from Lyme Regis, for achieving this major honour for them.

At a subsequent ceremony he was presented with the shield by Nick Lawrence, NODA’s South West regional councillor.

The presentation took place during a rehearsal for Lyme Regis Operatic Society’s forthcoming production of Calamity Jane, to be performed in May at the Marine Theatre.

Mr Robson is busy designing the poster for this show and is also taking a starring role.

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