A winning programme!

John Allen writes:

I was very pleased to receive the Scottish NODA prize for the Ruddigore programme at this year’s Scottish NODA conference in Peebles last month. There are three categories of programme into which any NODA society can enter its programme and there are first and second prizes for each category and commendations as well.

The middle category into which our programme falls is for the Standard Programme which limits its number of pages to 16–20 including cover. It’s all quite scientific – smaller programmes have a category of their own and larger programmes go into the ‘Souvenir Programme’ competition.

Dunfermline G&S came first in 2015 with our programme for The Gondoliers and second last year with our programme for The Yeomen of the Guard, so it was good to win again this year.

Many thanks go to Martin for helping me with the design and layout of the programme. His input just tips the balance, turning it from being a good programme to being truly stunning and a competition winner. The programme now goes forward to the National programme competition and let’s hope we can carry off the UK prize as well as the Scottish!

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