Amateur drama actor scoops award

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Margaret Speakes Photo
Amateur drama actor scoops award

AN amateur drama performer has been recognised after winning a regional theatre award.

Tyldesley Little Theatre’s (TLT) Margaret Speakes has picked up the Adjudicators Discretionary accolade at the Great Manchester Drama Federation (GMDF) Full Length Play Festival awards.

Margaret, who has acted and directed in the group for 36 years, played the role of Betty in the Peter Quilter’s play “Curtain Up!”

Matt Wilshaw, a director at TLT, said: “From everyone at TLT, it is a privilege to know and have her as a member of the society.

“We are immensely proud of her for the award she has received. “She has a vast knowledge of plays, built up from watching both amateur and professional productions.

“Her excellent knowledge of props, costumes and period details has been called upon by both TLT member and other societies for many years. “It is Margaret who we asked for guidance when considering plays for our seasons.”

Margaret Speakes, centre, with TLT members Courtesy of Leigh Journal