A THEATRE group has scooped an award for a dramatic play performed last year.

Dovercourt Theatre Group was nominated for two of its plays at the National Operatic and Dramatic Association awards for the eastern region.

But the group’s rendition of The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde, directed by Duffy Tomei, won the Best Drama category at the gala awards ceremony.

Actor Greg Potter, who attended the ceremony, said: “It was a brilliant day.

“There were so many people from other societies from across the region.

“It’s so good to see such a positive event, celebrating peoples collective, creative achievements.

“It was a real honour to be nominated for two awards and to be part of the event.

“It was amazing to win the award and to be recognised for what we do.”

The theatre group’s production of The Vicar of Dibley was also nominated for the Best Drama category at the event.

Dovercourt Theatre Group, for adults aged 16 up, performs around three productions every year, meeting weekly at the former Hill School Site off Manor Lane, Dovercourt.