Good news for Fakenham and District Light Operative Society

Zachary Green in his award-winning role of  Javert in Les Miserables
Zachary Green in his award-winning role of Javert in Les Miserables

There has been a triple score of good news for Fakenham and District Light Operatic Society and the junior section Fadlos Kidz.

Roy Ferris, the publicity officer said: “We announced in August that we would be starting the process to become a charity and we have managed to achieve this goal.

“The society is now a charity which means the opportunities for grants and funding streams has opened wider

“And as we have now got a complete wish list, we can start to apply for fund to actually make changes which will not only secure the future of the society but make each production more cost effective, like getting the electricity to the stage sorted and updated from the 45-year-old system currently in place.”

The good news continued to come with the society being informed that Noda, the National Operatic Dramatic Association nominated Fadlos and Fadlos Kidz for three awards.

These are Aladdin as the best pantomime and Les Misérables for the best youth production.

Zachary Green who took the role of Javert in Les Misérables has won the award for best youth performance.

Mr Ferris said: “The awards ceremony is in May and we will find out if Aladdin or Les Misérables has been successful, but we are so pleased for Zachary and are very grateful for the other two nominations.

“Finally the society have pushed the boat out for the next production of Grease in May. Not only are we very excited to be hiring a huge professional set but we are also doing a first for the society, the Tuesday performance of Grease on May will be a sing-a-long performance where the audience will be encouraged to join in, dress up as your favourite character, join in the singing, join in the dancing and help create a party feeling for the show!”

The box office will open mid-April at the RSPCA shop in Fakenham.