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Dexter Montgomery as Chitterlow in Half a Sixpence

9-Apr-2017: Half a Sixpence wins NODA Awards

WOW! are delighted to announce that Half a Sixpence has been named Best Youth Production Award 2016 and Dexter Montgomery has been named Best Young Performer 2016 by the National Operatic and Dramatic Association (NODA).

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4-Jan-2017 : Half a Sixpence nominated for NODA Awards

WOW! are delighted to announce that Half a Sixpence has been nominated for the National Operatic and Dramatic Association (NODA) Best Youth Production Award 2016 and Dexter Montgomery has been nominated for Best Young Performer as Chitterlow in Half a Sixpence.

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10-Sep-2016: Half a Sixpence wins NETG Awards

WOW! are delighted to announce that Jake Collis was named Best Young Actor and the shop boys and girls won the Adjudicator's Award at the North Essex Theatre Guild presentation of awards on 10th September 2016.

4-Apr-2016: Our House wins NODA Best Youth Production Award

WOW! are delighted to announce that Our House has been named Best Youth Production 2015 by the National Operatic and Dramatic Association (NODA).

20-Feb-16: Charlotte Tofts wins Helen Temperley Award

Charlotte Tofts wins the Helen Temperley Award in celebration of her selflessness, commitment and hard work with WOW! over the past six years.

7-Jan-2016 : Our House nominated for NODA Award

WOW! are delighted to announce that Our House has been nominated for the National Operatic and Dramatic Association (NODA) Best Youth Production Award 2015

18-Sep-2015 : Our House awarded NETG Best Musical

WOW! are delighted to announce that Our House was named joint winner of the Best Musical award by the North Essex Theatre Guild at their presentation of awards on 18th September 2015.

31-Jul-15 : WOW nominated for several NETG awards

Ben Huish, Mark Ellis, Alice Tunningley and the comic pair of Jack Martyn and Max Lenoir were all nominated for North Essex Theatre Guild awards for their roles in Our House and Our House was nominated for Best Musical and the King Costume award! Congratulations all!

10-May-15: Grease wins NODA Awards

WOW! are delighted and very proud to announce that Grease has been awarded not only the NODA Best Youth Musical Award but also the NODA Best Production Award for 2014.

12-Apr-15: John Dagleish wins Olivier Award!

WOW! are proud and delighted to share the news that former member John Dagleish has been awarded the Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical for his portrayal of Ray Davies in the West End Musical Sunny Afternoon.

21-Feb-15: Ed Tunningley wins Helen Temperley Award

Ed Tunningley wins the Helen Temperley Award in celebration of his selflessness, commitment and hard work with WOW! over the past three years.

22-Nov-14: WOW! Offer Bursaries to NODA Summer School

Following a hugely successful set of Summer Schools WOW! has decided to reinvest the surplus into 50% bursaries for past and present WOW! members to attend the NODA Summer School which runs from 1-8 August 2015.

19-Nov-14: John Dagleish nominated for Emerging Talent Award

WOW! were thrilled to hear that, former member John Dagleish has been nominated for the Evening Standard Emerging Talent award for his portrayal of Ray Davies in the West End Musical Sunny Afternoon.

15-Nov-14: Former WOW! Members in London Shows

John Dagleish is currently wowing audiences and critics as Ray Davies in "Sunny Afternoon" at the Harold Pinter Theatre and Zoe Rogers will open in "Jack and the Beanstalk" at the Greenwhich Theatre in a few days.

Ben Huish as Danny in WOW!'s Grease 2014

12-Sep-14: Ben Huish wins Best Young Actor Award

WOW! are delighted to announce that Ben Huish was named joint winner of the award for Best Young Actor by the North Essex Theatre Guild at their presentation of awards on 12th September 2014.

Ben Huish and Alice Tunningley in WOW!'s Grease 2014

27-Jul-14: WOW! Nominated for Several NETG Awards

Ben Huish, Alice Tunningley, the lead boys team of Ben Huish, Ed Tunningley, Mark Ellis, Jack Martyn and Chris Tierney were all nominated for North Essex Theatre Guild awards for their roles in Grease and Grease was nominated for Best Musical! WOW! member Max Lenoir was also nominated for his role in WAOS’ production of Oliver! Congratulations all!

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5-Mar-14 : NETG Adjudication of Grease

WOW! were delighted to receive the adjudication of “Grease” from the North Esssex Theatre Guild.

Charlotte Watling as Cha Cha in WOW!'s Grease 2014

22-Feb-14: Charlotte Watling wins Helen Temperley Award

Charlotte Watling wins the Helen Temperley Award in celebration of her selflessness, commitment and hard work with WOW! over the past eight years.

8-Feb-14: 2015 show announced

WOW! are very excited to announce that our 2015 show will be "Our House", the fabulous musical with words and music by Madness and story by Tim Firth. Our House will be directed by former WOW! member Amy Trigg.

James Simpson in The Boy Friend (2013)

13-Sep-13: James Simpson runner up for Best Young Actor Award

WOW! were very proud to hear that James Simpson was named runner up for the North Essex Theatre Guild's Best Young Actor award for portrayal of Percival Browne in WOW!'s The Boy Friend and of Ali Hakim in Oklahoma for WAOS.

WOW!'s The Boy Friend (2013)

25-Jul-13 : WOW! nominated for several NETG awards

James Simpson, Mark Ellis, Michael Watling and Rachel Goddard were all nominated for North Essex Theatre Guild awards for their roles in The Boy Friend and The Boy Friend was nominated for Best Musical! WOW! members James Simpson and Charlotte Watling were also nominated for their roles in WAOS’ production of Oklahoma! Congratulations all!

Ed Tunningley and Rosie Goddard in WOW!'s The Boy Friend (2103)

20-Mar-13 : NETG Adjudication of The Boy Friend

WOW! were delighted to receive the adjudication of “The Boy Friend” from the North Esssex Theatre Guild. Click on the link below to read it

Adjudication from North Essex Theatre Guild

Michael Watling is awarded the Helen Temperley Award (2013)

17-Mar-13 : Michael Watling wins Helen Temperley Award

WOW! have set up an award to celebrate selflessness and commitment in memory of a much loved volunteer and Michael was our first winner.

Jake Davis and Tilda Bourne in WOW!'s Footloose (2012)

14-Feb-13 : Footloose nominated for NODA Award

WOW! were delighted to hear that “Footloose” was one of three nominations for NODA (National Operatic and Dramatic Association) Eastern Region, District 11 award for the Best Youth Group Production 2012.

Jake Davis in WOW!'s Footloose (2012)

15-Sep-12 : Jake Davis wins Best Young Actor award

WOW! are delighted to announce that Jake Davis was presented with the award for Best Young Actor by the North Essex Theatre Guild at their presentation of awards on 14th September 2012.

Josh Read and friends in WOW!'s Footloose (2012)

8-Aug-12 : WOW! nominated for several North East Theatre Guild Awards

WOW! are delighted to announce that Jake Davis, Josh Read, Tilda Bourne, Zoe Rogers and Baily Whitnell were all nominated for awards for their roles in Footloose and that Footloose directed by Nikki Mundell Poole was nominated for Best Musical! Congratulations all!

Zoe Rogers as Maria in WOW!

September 2011: West Side Story wins two NETG Awards

WOW!'s 2011 production of West Side Story won the North Essex Theatre Guild Award (NETG) Collyer Marine Trophy for Best Musical Production/Presentation and Zoe Rogers won the NETG Best Young Actress award for her portrayal of Maria.

Ben Hermon (KoKo) and Tilda Bourne (Katisha) in Hot Mikado (2010)

September 2010: WOW! wins awards at North Essex Theatre Guild

WOW!'s 2010 production of Hot Mikado was a joint winner of the North Essex Theatre Guild Award (NETG) Collyer Marine Trophy for Best Musical Production/Presentation and Tilda Bourne won the NETG Best Young Actress award for her portrayal of Katisha.

WOW!'s Les Misérables (2009)

2009: WOW!'s Les Misérables wins NODA Best Musical award

WOW!’s 2009 production of Les Misérables School Edition was awarded the accolade of Best Musical in the Region by NODA against strong competition from societies in Clacton, Colchester, Braintree and of course the main Witham society, WAOS.