THE Association of Community Theatre (ACT) held a glittering awards night at the Cresta Court Hotel.

Dramatic and Musical Societies from both North and South Trafford received Certificates for their contribution to theatre.

Altrincham Little Theatre came home with certificates for Most Original Production concept for Gates of Gold; most original character portrayal ­— actress for Jane Newman’s portrayal of Lydia in their play, The Actress, and the Debut Award which went to Thomas Christopher who appeared in Ladies in Lavender.

Sale Gilbert and Sullivan swept three awards in the Musical Comedy section.

Valerie Green who played Mad Margaret in their production of Ruddigore won most original character performance for an actress and Helen Fieldsend who played Rose Maybud in the same production, won the section’s Most Accomplished Actress section.

In addition, Ruddigore won the most original overall production certificate for Sale Gilbert and Sullivan Society.

In the Youth Musical section, Urmston Musical Theatre gained most accomplished performance certificate for Bugsy Malone performed by their Junior section.

Kathleen Valentine from the Urmston Musical Theatre’s senior section was named the Most accomplished supporting actress for playing Agatha Hannigan in their production of Annie.

The HATS dramatic society from Stretford were rewarded for their hard work with Agatha Crusty and the Murder Mystery Dinner by winning the award for Most original overall production.