A Cromer-based theatre group, CSODS, has clinched regional awards for their acclaimed production of the musical, Evita.

The show bagged best musical and best overall production at the recent NODA East Awards, held on April 7.

This is the first time CSODS - Cromer and Sheringham Operatic and Dramatic Society - an amateur troupe, performed an Andrew Lloyd Webber spectacle in their 110-year existence.

The accomplishment feels more rewarding given that the production overcame many challenges, mainly that it was the group's first performance sung entirely without spoken words.

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Martin Rodwell, a Cromer café proprietor and the show's director, said: "Receiving these awards today reminded me what an incredibly talented group CSODS is, and what a pleasure it was to direct them."

Norfolk actor, Emmie Wright, was highlighted for her role as Eva Peron in Evita.

Ms Wright will now also take on the role of one of the three lead actresses in the upcoming performance, '9 to 5 - The Musical,' scheduled at Cromer Pier.

The rehearsing is currently underway, with performances scheduled from May 25 to June 1.

North Norfolk News: The company is preparing for its upcoming production of 9 to 5 The company is preparing for its upcoming production of 9 to 5 (Image: CSODS)

'9 to 5 - The Musical,' is inspired by the hit film from 1980 starring Dolly Parton, it chronicles the tale of three office employees who overcome their issues and dominate over their sexist superior.

The comical and inspiring show, boosted by Dolly Parton's spectacular songs, offers a potent message of empowerment and even features an appearance by Parton herself.

Tickets for the CSODS presentation of '9 to 5 - The Musical' at Cromer Pier from May 25 to June 1, can be purchased at cromerpier.co.uk or by phoning 01263 512495.