Theatre Festival 2020 – Nominations

Here are the nominations for the 2019-2021 Theatre Festival awards presented at our Nominations Evening via Zoom  on 7th November 2020.
Exceptionally the committee has decided to extend the current festival for a further year, and any productions that take place up to 31st August 2021 will be eligible to enter the competiton and any additional nominations will be added to this list in September 2021
Presentation of the awards to the winners are planned for our Theatre Day in 2021 – details to be arranged
Our congratulations go to all those who have been nominated.

CDA AWARD FOR BEST COSTUMES IN A MUSICAL

  • KidzRUs. Sleeping Beauty
  • Centenary Drama Group & CD Kids. Robinson Crusoe
  • Avalon Youth Theatre. Cats
  • Helston Theatre Company. Aladdin

CDA AWARD FOR BEST SET IN A MUSICAL

  • Avalon Youth Theatre. Cats
  • KidzRUs. Sleeping Beauty
  • St Blazey Amateur Operatic Society. Robin Hood and the Babes of Sherwood

CDA AWARD FOR BEST PERFORMANCE IN A SUPPORTING ROLE – MUSICALS

  • Adrian Ward as Widow Twankey in AladdinPolbathic Players
  • Karen Smith as Dame Dolly in Jack and the Beanstalk. Threemilestone Amateur Dramatic Society

ROY CROSLEY AWARD FOR A YOUNG ACTOR OF 18 OR UNDER – EITHER CATEGORY

Joint winners:

  • Bethan Robinson as Red Riding Hood. Carnon Downs Drama Group The Sleeping Beauty
  • Owen Hawkey as Ronnie Winslow. Camhayle Theatre Company. The Winslow Boy

JOHN WALTON AWARD FOR THE BEST YOUTH PERFORMANCE

  • Avalon Youth Theatre. Cats
  • Lily Needham as Grizabella in Cats. Avalon Youth Theatre

PAMELA DINSMORE AWARD FOR TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT IN EITHER CATEGORY

  • Carnon Downs Drama Group And Then There Were None
  • Helston Theatre Company. Aladdin
  • St Blazey Amateur Operatic Society. Robin Hood and the Sherwood Babes

CHRISTINE WOOLF AWARD FOR FINE ENSEMBLE PLAYING – EITHER CATEGORY

  • Newquay Dramatic Society. No Exit
  • TouchTheatre. Splendour

SALLY ROBINSON TROPHY FOR OUTSTANDING MUSICAL PERFORMANCE

Avalon Youth Theatre. Cats

CDA AWARD FOR BEST ACTOR IN A MUSICAL

  • Rob Marks as Odious/Tenacious in Jack & the Beanstalk. Stoke Climsland Amateur Dramatic Soc.
  • Gary Hunt as Widow Twankey in Aladdin. Helston Theatre Company
  • Nathan Hooper as Mrs Crusoe in Robinson CrusoeCentenary Drama Group & CD Kids

CDA AWARD FOR BEST ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL

  • Emma Peck as Pinocchio in ‘Pinocchio ~ no strings attachedRuthern Valley Players
  • Jasmine Ives as Princess Mei Lin in Aladdin. Helston Theatre Company
  • Sarah England as Aladdin in AladdinHelston Theatre Company

DORIS BERRYMAN TROPHY FOR BEST DIRECTOR OF A MUSICAL

  • Gemma Crook. CatsAvalon Youth Theatre
  • Russel Hicken. Sleeping Beauty. KidzRUs
  • Gail Wilson. ’Pinocchio ~ no strings attached. Ruthern Valley Players

CHRIS HANSELL AWARD FOR BEST PANTOMIME

  • Sleeping Beauty. KidzRUs
  • Aladdin. Helston Theatre Company
  • Sleeping Beauty. Carnon Downs Drama Group
  • Robin Hood and the Sherwood Babes. St Blazey Amateur Operatic Society
  • ‘Pinocchio ~ no strings attached. Ruthern Valley Players

CDA TROPHY FOR BEST MUSICAL PRODUCTION

  • Cats. Avalon Youth Theatre

PAULA THORNTON AWARD FOR BEST COSTUMES IN A PLAY

  • Carnon Downs Drama Group And Then There Were None
  • St Austell Players. The Lion in Winter

EILEEN STRATTON TROPHY FOR BEST SET IN A PLAY

  • Gulls Theatre. Birthday Suits
  • St Austell Players The Lion in Winter
  • Newquay Dramatic Society. No Exit

MARY DOWNIE AWARD FOR BEST PERFORMANCE IN A SUPPORTING ROLE – PLAYS

  • Luke Dunstone as George in Dont Dress for Dinner. Veryan Players
  • Julie Wheldon as Mrs Slocombe inAre You Being Served?Callington Amateur Dramatic Soc.
  • Jaime Hawkey as Catherine Winslow in The Winslow Boy. Camhayle Theatre Company
  • Rachel Bailey as Estelle Rigault In No Exit. Newquay Dramatic Society

PEPPER AWARD FOR BEST ONE ACT PLAY

Pending

RICHARD POULTER TROPHY FOR BEST ACTOR IN A PLAY

  • Kevin Everett as Arthur Winslow in The Winslow Boy. Camhayle Theatre Company
  • Jeremy Rowe as Sir Robert Morton in The Winslow Boy. Camhayle Theatre Company
  • William Randelsome as The Son in The Glass MenagerieSt. Agnes Players

EILEEN STRATTON TROPHY FOR BEST ACTRESS IN A PLAY

  • Oriel Bennett as Micheleine in SplendourTouch Theatre
  • Stephanie Randlesome as Gilma in Splendour. Touch Theatre
  • Jenny Adams as The Mother in The Glass Menagerie. St Agnes Players 

FRED SHEPHERD TROPHY FOR BEST DIRECTOR OF A PLAY

  • Kath Archer. Splendour. Touch Theatre
  • Kathy Morris. The Glass Menagerie. St Agnes Players
  • Jem Marshall The Winslow Boy. Camhayle Theatre Company
  • David Faulkner. No Exit. Newquay Dramatic Society

CDA TROPHY FOR THE BEST PLAY

  • Splendour. Touch Theatre
  • The Glass Menagerie. St Agnes Players
  • No Exit. Newquay Dramatic Society

SPECIAL AWARDS

  • Gulls Theatre. Birthday Suits. Outstanding original script- James Oliver
  • Polbathic Players. Aladdin. Chinese Dragon and UV skeletons
  • Avalon Youth Theatre. Cats. Outstanding choreography
  • Ruthern Valley Players ‘Pinocchio ~ no strings attached. Spectacular whale
  • Callington Amateur Dramatic Society 3 Little Pigs in Red Riding Hood
  • Carnon Downs Drama Group Sleeping BeautyOutstanding Original Pantomime Script David Ivall
  • Stoke Climsland Amateur Dramatic SocietyJack & the BeanstalkJacob Long – Caroline the Cow Sophie Long – Chough.