Pershore's resident theatre group clinched the top prize for the best concert at an awards ceremony.

Number 8 Arts Centre won this year's NODA awards with their Christmas Spectacular show.

The group was led by founding member Judy Megarry who directed the show that featured more than 40 performances, 400 costumes, and an age-diverse cast from 17 to 90.

Continuing to show their strength in this category following the win for Mad About Musicals in 2023, also directed by Ms Megarry and assisted by musical director Andrew Hemming.

Ms Megarry said: "It has been an honour and privilege to have been involved with PODS and to win this award in our 35th year.

"Our shows are a team effort from lighting, back stage, sound, wardrobe and not forgetting the band and the performers.

"It is a testament to our members for all the hard work and effort that is put in over a very condensed rehearsal schedule that we have been the recipient of this award."

PODS is set to entertain audiences again from June 3 to 8 with the award-winning Priscilla Queen of the Desert, directed by Paul Turvey and with Andrew Hemming as musical director.

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