Lisburn stars up for top drama awards

Fusion Theatre, who have been nominated for annual accolades.

Fusion Theatre, who have been nominated for annual accolades.

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Local societies Fusion Theatre and Lisnagarvey Operatice and Dramatic Society both feature heavily in nominations for prestigious awards.

The National Operatic and Dramatic Association (NODA) has just announced its nominations as Fusion members Megan McGarry, Blathnaid McCaughley and Michael Drake were up for individual awards

Megan was nominated for her performance as the title character in Aida while Blathanid and Michael were put up for impressing as Jean and Ally in Sunshine on Leith.

Sean Harkin has also been nominated for his performance as Judas in Lisnagarvey’s Jesus Christ Superstar last year. Sean will be featuring in Fusion’s production of Whistle Down the Wind next week.

The two Fusion productions of Aida, and Sunshine on Leith also feature in the nominations for Best Youth production, which they won last year for their production of Miss Saigon, and the set team led by Neil McGarry have been nominated in the technical category.

Director and MD of all the Fusion shows, Ian Milford says that he is honoured and delighted to see the nominations.

“Fusion may have a membership which ranges in age from around 10 to 20, but we try our best to give members a professional theatrical experience,” he said, “using a professional production team and technicians, and applying professional standards.”

Tickets are still available from the Box Office at Lagan Valley Island for performances 2-5 March and priced at £12, £14 and £16.

The leading roles will be played by Sean Harkin (The Man), Lucy Donnelly (Swallow), Cameron Mack (Boone), James Marsden (Amos) and Beth McNally (Candy).