ROYAL Wootton Bassett’s Light Operatic Society has won an award in recognition of its development over the past five years.

The group, which is this year performing Peter Pan and in the past has put on Sleeping Beauty and Annie, has won the National Operatic and Dramatic Association South West District Achievement Award for 2013.

The award was given in recognition of last year’s pantomime, Alice In Pantoland, but also in recognition of the society’s continual rise in standards over the past five years.

WBLOS chairman Mike Davies said: “It is fantastic news as we have been working hard to rehearse for Oaklohoma, which will be on later this year.

“I think the judges particularly liked Alice In Pantoland but they did say it was in recognition of our development over the years.

“We are all very proud of our achievements and just hope we continue to be such a success.”

An awards ceremony will take place on March 1 when the group will receive the award.

Fans can now book to see the latest pantomime, Peter Pan, at the Memorial Hall.

The show will run from January 24 to January 26.

Tickets cost £8 for adults and £6 for concessions, and tickets for families of four are also available to buy for £24.

Those who buy ten tickets will receive an extra ticket free.

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