Number 8 volunteers attended a ceremony on Friday 4 November to receive The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. The award was presented by the Vice Lord Lieutenant of Worcestershire, The Hon Lady Morrison and was accepted by long-time volunteer Eileen Perry on behalf of all Number 8 volunteers.
For two decades now Pershore Operatic and Dramatic Society, known affectionately as ‘PODS’, have been raising the roof with laughter, promoting tears and leaving audiences to journey home happily whistling or humming their favourite tune. Having successfully brought a large number of the most popular shows in the world to the people of Pershore and friends beyond; experimented with drama; and wooed youngsters with panto – “Oh yes we have!” – the Society stands proud of its achievements. With a large following of supporters ensuring a sell-out to most shows the Society’s reputation goes on and on.
Expertise has been gained and the Society now boasts (experts) in costume, lighting, sound, stage craft and, of course, song & dance from a team of lively and creative performers, who give a performance of a lifetime, every time. Encouragement is also given to youngsters to perform or take an active role in the technical, behind-the-scenes roles, as a result we now have many of them going to drama school and one young technician who regularly bathes the London stage with his lighting skills.
There are many roles in the Society and we welcome new blood to take part either in the limelight or behind the scenes.
For more information please check out the Society’s website!