A DRAMA group is celebrating as its been nominated for a prestigious national award.

Maldon Drama Group has been nominated for Best Comedy for its production of The Ladykillers by the National Operatic and Dramatic Association (NODA).

The group staged the production last October as its first play since the start of the Covid pandemic.

Just before first lockdown the performers won a Best Technical and Production award from NODA for 2019’s The 39 Steps.

Pre-Covid, talented actors and members in the group have won awards through the North Essex Theatre Guild.

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Carey Brown, a member of the group, said she was excited to announce the most recent nomination and added: "Will it be another win for Maldon Drama Group? Hope so!"

The award ceremony is on Sunday, April 10.

Just days before the event, the group is set to stage a production of the classic Treasure Island.

Carey said: "This is a real fun comedy romp, not sticking terribly close to the original but with bad jokes and slapstick aplenty it promises a good laugh and a thoroughly enjoyable night out."

The production will run from April 7 to 9, starting at 7.45pm.

Tickets can be bought from ticketsource.co.uk/mdg.