A PENARTH theatre company has won three awards at the Glamorgan Drama League award ceremony.

The Red Herring Theatre group won three Glammies at the Glamorgan Drama Leagues annual award ceremony at the Penarth Masonic Hall on Saturday, March 9.

The Glammies hosted by the Glamorgan Drama League, celebrates excellence in excellence in all aspects of community theatre, and it appraises travel throughout the region during the year.

The theatre company won awards for Best Overall Production for their Christmas production of Miracle on 34th Street performed at the Penarth Pier Pavilion.

The group performed Miracle on 34th Street in front of a sold-out crowd between December 12th and December 14th.

Owner and Director of the Red Herring Theatre group, Alex Wilson won the award at the Glammies for Best Director. 

His son Maxwell Wilson won the Best Male Actor under 14 award for playing Billy Walker in the Miracle of 34th Street production.

The Glammie Award was a first for the youngster who attends Evenlode Primary School in Penarth his father and Director Wilson told the Penarth Times that he is proud of the Red Herring Theatre.

He also expressed his delight in winning his son's first award at the Glammie Awards after winning two others.

He said: “This year Red Herring Theatre celebrates ten years since forming, one year before Maxwell was born.”

“After all the shows we have done and awards we have received, seeing Maxwell on stage doing so well has to be my proudest moment.”

The Red Herring Theatre group also received six nominations for Best Female Performance, Best Male Performance and Best Supporting Male.

They were up against the Penarth Operative and Dramatic Society who were nominated for three awards.

The Red Herring Theatre will celebrate ten years this year.