Award winners 2014

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The Chris Harris Award for Best Variety/Revue/Pantomime

Zenith Youth Theatre Company, Bath 50th Anniversary Gala
Also nominated:
Cotswold Players The Legend of Jack & The Beanstalk
Glastonbury & Street Musical Comedy Society Puss in Boots
Sodbury Players Cinderella
Starlite Productions Babes in the Wood
Thornbury Musical Theatre Group Rapunzel

First Corporate Coup de Théâtre Award

St Alban’s Players, Bristol Under Milk Wood: Movement Sequence of Drowned Sailors
Also nominated:
Glastonbury & Street Musical Comedy Society The Witches of Eastwick – Dramatic Opening
Keynsham Light Opera Group Motown Magic -Signed “Isn’t She Lovely”

Stage Electrics Award for Technical Achievement

Wells Operatic Society Into The Woods – Set/Design and Construction
Also nominated:
BLOC Productions White Christmas – Snowfall and Lighting
Cotswold Players Neville’s Island – Lighting
Glastonbury & Street Musical Comedy Society The Witches of Eastwick – Lighting Design

Award for Best Supporting Performance (Drama)

Taunton Thespians The Killing of Sister George:                                     Alison Haines as Mercy Croft
Also nominated:
Cotswold Players The Caucasian Chalk Circle: Glen Chapman as Azdak
Kelvin Players Pornography: Peter Spence as Six
Sodbury Players Entertaining Angels: Becky Sawicki-Gregg as Sarah
St Alban’s Players Table Manners: Jeremy Livitt as Reg
West Huntspill Players Dry Rot: Phil Crosland as Fred Phipps

Musical Theatre Connections Award for Best Supporting Performance (Musical)

BLOC Productions White Christmas: Faye Banks as Martha
Also nominated:
Keynsham Light Opera Club The King and I: Katherine Sharpe as Tuptim
Weston-Super-Mare Operatic Society Anything Goes: Tessa Robinson as Hope Harcourt

Walter Hawkins Award for Creativity and Design

Kelvin Players, Bristol James and the Giant Peach: Set/Costumes/Makeup
Also nominated:
Bristol Amateur Operatic Society Hair: Choreography
Bristol Opera Cunning Little Vixen: Make-up and Hair
Clevedon Light Opera Club Brigadoon: Choreography
Cotswold Players Neville’s Island: Set
Sodbury Players Cinderella: Set and Properties
Sodbury Players Entertaining Angels: The Garden
St Mary’s Players Musical Theatre Company The Sound of Music: Set

Manor Printing Services Award for Best Publicity Material

Bridgwater Amateur Operatic Society The King and I
Also nominated:
Dursley Operatic & Dramatic Society A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Failand Drama Circle There Was an Old Woman

Bristol Hippodrome Youth Award for Best Actor

Clevedon Light Opera Club Juniors Les Miserables: Oliver Martin as Jean Valjean
Also nominated:
Clifton College Miss Saigon: Joe Hargan as John
Northavon Youth Theatre Company Anything Goes: Cameron Hall as Moonface
Tiverton Junior Operatic Club Pirates of Penzance: Connor Van Bussell as Pirate King
Zenith Youth Theatre Company Les Miserables: Sam Cochrane as Javert

Barbara Macrae Youth Theatre Award for Best Actress

Centre Stage Whistle Down The Wind:Molly Emmerson as Swallow
Also nominated:
B.A.O.S. Youth West Side Story: Georgia Ross as Maria
TAOS Musical Theatre Through the Looking Glass: Anabella Fairgrieve as Alice

Jean Fennell Award for Best Youth Production

Bristol Musical Youth Productions A Chorus Line
Also nominated:
Centre Stage Whistle Down The Wind
Clevedon Light Opera Club Juniors Les Miserables
Clifton College Miss Saigon
Northavon Youth Theatre Company Anything Goes
Tiverton Junior Operatic Club Pirates of Penzance

Joan Hawkins Award for Best Shakespeare

Taunton Thespians The Taming of the Shrew
Also nominated:
Sodbury Players The Taming of the Shrew

Metcalfes Solicitors Award for Best Actor (Drama)

Cotswold Arcadians Falstaff:  Dominic Valentine as Falstaff
Also nominated:
Bradfordians Dramatic Society Jane Eyre: Al Brunker as Rochester
Kelvin Players A Month of Sundays: Phil Joyner as Cooper
Sodbury Players The Taming of the Shrew: Ross Brown as Petruchio
St Ursula Players Table Manners: Chris Turner as Norman
Taunton Thespians The Taming of the Shrew: Rob Adam as Petruchio

Eileen Hartly Hodder Award for Best Actress (Drama)

@2k Theatre Abigail’s Party:  Alison Jenkinson as Beverley
Also nominated:
Kelvin Players No Way Out: Rachel Lane as Ines Serrano
The Oldland Players Relative Values: Lisa Stapleton as Felicity

Judy Wilkinson Award for Best Actor (Musical)

Sodbury Vale Musical Comedy Club The Wedding Singer: Ben Lea as Robbie
Also nominated:
Bristol Musical Comedy Club The Drowsy Chaperone: Chris Parslow as The Man in the Chair
Frome Musical Theatre Company Sweeney Todd: Davey Evans as Sweeney Todd
Weston-Super-Mare Operatic Society Me and My Girl: Adam Hunter as Bill

Melanie Evans Award for Best Actress (Musical)

TAOS Musical Theatre The Witches of Eastwick: Lou Knight as Alex
Also nominated:
Cotswold Players Acorn Antiques: Anne Martin as Mrs Overall
Frome Musical Theatre Company Sweeney Todd: Teresa Bray as Mrs Lovett
Sidmouth Arts Club Operatic Society Hello Dolly: Nichola Berryman as Dolly
Tessitoura Hansel and Gretel: Louise Geller as Gretel
Thornbury Musical Theatre Group Pirates of Penzance: Kayley Prior as Mabel
Yeovil Amateur Operatic Society Sister Act: Kathryn Stevens as Deloris Van Cartier

John Coe Award for Best Dramatic Production

Kelvin Players A Month of Sundays
Also nominated:
@2k Theatre Abigail’s Party
Cotswold Players Neville’s Island
Kelvin Players James and the Giant Peach

The Bristol Evening Post Award for Best Musical Production

Bath Operatic & Dramatic Society Rent
Also nominated:
Bath Light Operatic Group Avenue Q
Bristol Amateur Operatic Society Hair
Chard Light Opera Company Me and My Girl
Cotswold Players Acorn Antiques
Glastonbury & Street Musical Comedy Society The Witches of Eastwick
St Mary’s Players Musical Theatre Company The Sound of Music
Yeovil Amateur Operatic Society Sister Act

Award winners 2013

Award

Winner

Company

Award for Best Variety/Revue/Pantomime

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Sodbury Players

Coup de Théâtre Award

Holmes Sweet Holmes and Jekyll in Hiding – transformations Oldland Players

Award for Best Opera/Operetta

The Mikado Bath Operatic & Dramatic Society

Stage Electrics Award for Technical Achievement

The Sound of Music – lighting Dursley Operatic & Dramatic Society

Award for Best Supporting Performance (Drama)

Graham Billing as Enobarbus in Antony & Cleopatra  The Bradfordians Dramatic Society

Theatek Award for Best Supporting Performance (Musical)

Simon Vardakis as Judge Turpin in Sweeney Todd
St Mary’s Players

Walter Hawkins Award for Creativity and Design

A Small Family Business – setting Argyle Players

Award for Best Publicity Material

The Memory of Water St Alban’s Players

Bristol School of Performing Arts Youth Award for Best Actor

George Caporn as Pirate Kingin The Pirates of Penzance
Bristol Amateur Operatic Society Youth

Barbara Macrae Youth Theatre Award for Best Actress

Danielle Wiley as Thomasina Coverly in Arcadia Kelvin Players

Jean Fennell Award for Best Youth Production

Animal Farm Zenith Youth Theatre Company

Joan Hawkins Award for Best Shakespeare

Measure for Measure The Cotswold Arcadians

Award for Best Actor (Drama)

Phil Domaille as Salieri in Amadeus Thornbury Amateur Dramatic Society

Eileen Hartly Hodder Award for Best Actress (Drama)

Melanie Palmer as Nora in A Doll’s House Cotswold Players

David Whitehead Award for Best Actor (Musical)

Ian Taylor as Acting Captain Terri Dennis in Privates on Parade
Ship & Castle Theatre Company

Melanie Evans Award for Best Actress (Musical)

Tabitha Cox as Maria in The Sound of Music  Frome Amateur Operatic Society

John Coe Award for Best Dramatic Production

The 39 Steps The Actonians

The Bristol Evening Post Award for Best Musical Production

Chess Bristol Amateur Operatic Society

Award Winners 2012

Award

Winner Company

Bristol Hippodrome Award for Best Variety/Revue/Pantomime

Aladdin Sodbury Players

Coup de Theatre Award

Easter Day, Godspell Tiverton Junior Operatic Group

Award for best Opera/Operetta

The Vampire Bristol Opera

Stage Electrics Award for Technical Achievement

Singin’ in the Rain

Bristol Musical Youth Productions

Thatchers Gold Cider Award for Best Supporting Performance (Drama)

Alistair Murray as Rev Arthur Humphrey in See How they Run

West Huntspill Players

Theatek Award for Best Supporting Performance (Musical)

Alan Forster as Noah (Horse) in The Full Monty Taunton Amateur Operatic Society

Walter Hawkins Award for Creativity and Design

The Titfield Thunderbolt – set Ship & Castle Theatre Company

Evening Post Award for best publicity material

Damages Cotswold Players

Youth Award for Best Actor

Tom Carpenter as Gaston inBeauty and the Beast Frome Amateur Operatic Society

Barbara Macrae Youth Theatre Award for Best Actress

Sabrina Messer as Evita inEvita Zenith Youth Theatre

Jean Fennell Award for Best Youth Production

Evita Zenith Youth Theatre

Joan Hawkins Award for Best Shakespeare

A Midsummer Night’s Dream Cotswold Players

John Lewis Award for Best Actor (Drama)

David Alexander as Thomas More inA Man for All Seasons Kelvin Players

Eileen Hartly Hodder Award for Best Actress (Drama)

Claire Vincent as Ursula Loyer inVincent in Brixton Kelvin Players

Marks & Spencer Award for Best Actor (Musical)

Dylan Cheasley as Tateh inRagtime Weston-super-Mare Operatic Society

Melanie Evans Award for Best Actress (Musical)

Tracy Sullivan as Nellie Forbush inSouth Pacific Trowbridge Amateur Operatic Society

John Coe Award for Best Dramatic Production

A Man for All Seasons Kelvin Players

Evening Post Award for Best Musical Production

Sweeney Todd Bridgwater Amateur Operatic Society

Award winners 2011

Award Winner Company
Marks & Spencer award for best actor in a musical
Matthew Toffolo as Ko-Ko in The Mikado Bristol Catholic Players
Melanie Evans Award for best actress in a musical
Katy Gunningham as Charity in Sweet Charity Bridgwater Amateur Operatic Society
John Lewis Award for best actor in a drama drian Thorpe as Toad in Wind in the Willows The Amateur Players of Sherborne
Eileen Hartly-Hodder award for best actress in a drama Sarah Down as Elizabeth in The Barretts of Wimpole Street St Albans Players, Bristol
Jean Fennell award for best youth production Billy Elliot Bristol Musical Youth Productions
Barbara Macrae youth award for best actress Sabrina Messer as Katherine Mompesson in Roses of Eyam Zenith Youth Theatre Company, Bath
Youth award for best actor Ben Richer as Billy in Billy Elliot Bristol Musical Youth Productions
Joan Hawkins award for best Shakespeare production The Winter’s Tale Actonians Drama Group,Nr Bristol
Award for best supporting performance in a musical Brendan Casey as Lescaut in Manon Lescaut Bristol Opera
Award for best supporting performance in a drama Robbie Creer as Autolycus in The Winter’s Tale Actonians Drama Group,Nr Bristol
Walter Hawkins award for creativity and design Choreography for Jesus Christ Superstar Bristol Amateur Operatic Society
Stage Electrics award for technical achievement A huge variety of techniques for Beauty and the Beast Bristol Light Opera Club
Evening Post award for best publicity material Merlin Theatre
Bristol Hippodrome Award for best variety/revue/pantomime Aladdin Starlite Productions,Bristol
Award for best opera/operetta The Mikado Bristol Catholic Players
Evening Post Award for best musical production A New Brain Exit Stage Left,Bath
John Coe award for best dramatic production The Wind in the Willows Amateur Players of Sherborne
‘Coup de theatre’ award Curtains – Christine Richards playing Jessica Cranshaw Nailsea Musicals,North Somerset