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The Talisman Theatre is full of pride over its award

Leamington Editorial 24th Apr, 2024   0

THE TALISMAN Theatre in Kenilworth is full of pride over its latest award win.

The theatre scooped a Best Drama award from the National Operatic and Dramatic Association for its production of Pride and Prejudice.

The stage adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic, penned by acclaimed local screen writer Andrew Davies, premiered at the theatre last year.

Mr Davies’s script, coupled with the directorial expertise of Corrina Jacob, brought a fresh perspective to the beloved tale, resonating with theatre enthusiasts and Austen aficionados alike.




Joint artistic director at the Talisman Theatre Stephen Duckham said: “This award is a testament to the collective passion and dedication of everyone involved in bringing ‘Pride and Prejudice’ to life on stage.”

NODA was formed 125 years ago to further the interests and advancement of amateur theatre companies in the UK and each year they hold their regional awards for outstanding productions.


Director Corrina Jacob said:. “Winning the NODA award is a fabulous achievement for our team. It validates the artistic vision we set out to achieve and celebrates the collaborative spirit that defines our theatre community.”

Theatre patron and writer Mr Davies added: “It was fascinating to watch the production taking shape, and great to work with the director Corrina Jacob and Stephen Duckham on fine-tuning the performances. The script will be published in the UK and the United States by Concord, so we can expect many more performances of this stage version – but the World Premiere will always be remembered as having happened at the Talisman.”

Mr Davies is also busy putting pen to paper again ahead of the Talisman hosting another premiere in October 2025 of Emma to coincide with out 83rd anniversary month at the theatre.

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