A PANTOMIME society in the St Austell area has scooped a regional accolade.

Members of the St Blazey Amateur Operatic Society are celebrating being declared joint winners of the June Barker Memorial Cup for Best Large Pantomime in the South West region of the National Operatic and Dramatic Association (NODA).

The group picked up the award alongside Frome Musical Theatre Company from Somerset.

The accolade was for its January 2023 production of Cinderella which was written and directed by Michael Meer.

The award was presented at the NODA South West Regional Awards Celebration at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Plymouth.

St Blazey AOS President Andy Gill received the trophy from NODA National President Christine Hunter-Hughes watched by NODA National Vice-President Graham Liverton.

A spokesperson said: “The society produces pantomimes in January every year at the Keay Theatre in St Austell and is looking forward to celebrating its 75th year in 2026.

“Following this year’s highly successful production of Jack and the Beanstalk directed by Steph Housman, the society is delighted that she agreed to rekindle the magic for Dick Whittington which will run on January 18 to 25, 2025, at the Keay Theatre and promises to be another glittering production.”