Starset Theatre Group in the spotlight for What’s On Where award

MAKING AN IMPRESSION: Some of cast, with their chaperones on a trip to London to see the West End production of Les Miserables.
MAKING AN IMPRESSION: Some of cast, with their chaperones on a trip to London to see the West End production of Les Miserables.
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A THEATRE group has found itself under the spotlight after it was nominated for an award.

Starset Theatre, which is based in Boldon, has been nominated for a What’s On Where title by a string of people who praised the organisation for its fantastic productions, professional approach, and excellent entertainment.

Director Elissa Hudson, said: “We are thrilled to be nominated. We have been producing shows in the area for 15 years and to get this kind of recognition from our audiences is just fantastic.”

Starset Theatre is South Tyneside’s longest-running performing arts group for children and young people.

Elissa said more great productions were on the way with Hairspray to be performed at the Customs House in South Shields, and Disney’s Aladdin planned at the Boldon Theatre, in Boldon School.

Starset was set up in 2000 and has held classes in areas including Sunderland, Washington and Durham, as well as South Tyneside.

Nominations praised the theatre group for its recent production of Les Miserables.

One read: “It was a great experience and was exceptionally amazing.”

Another said: “I felt like I was in the West End, it was so professionally done.”

A third said: “Starset Theatre is definitely an experience that is magically unforgettable.”

Starset becomes the latest in an impressive list of entrants for this year’s What’s On Where awards, which are held in association with our weekly entertainments guide, Wow 24/7.

They aim to reward the elite in everything from restaurants to children’s venues, takeaways to parks, community areas, and hotels, to the best shopping experience.

We want you to nominate your favourites in each of the categories listed on this page. The deadline for entries is February 5, next year.

To nominate, either fill in the form on this page or go online and enter at http://www.shieldsgazette.com or www.sunderlandecho.com.