BHAC DRAMA AWARDS 2019

Held in BHASVIC’s Main Hall, Brighton on Tuesday, 3rd December 2019

 

2019 Award winners

(Entries listed in order of play date)

BURGESS HILL THEATRE CLUB

  Steel Magnolias by Robert Harling

 

SOUTHWICK PLAYERS

  Dinner by Moria Buffini

 

WICK THEATRE COMPANY

  Taking Sides by Ronald Harwood

 

ROTTINGDEAN DRAMA SOCIETY

  The Anniversary by Bill Macilwraith

 

HENFIELD THEATRE COMPANY

  One Man, Two Guvnors by Richard Bean

 

 

After a welcome by BHAC’s Chairman, Jane Osler, the stage was handed over to the evening’s host, actor and producer Trevor Jones and to this year’s adjudicator, actress and writer Kate Dyson.  Kate gave an introductory description of all five entries and Trevor followed with the announcements of this year’s award winners:

 

Best Set Design 

Nominees:

Martin Oakley for Dinner, Southwick Players

John O’Conner for Steel Magnolias, Burgess Hill Theatre Club

Dave Comber, Nigel Goldfinch, Carl Gray, Mike King, Sue Netley, Gary Walker for Taking Sides, Wick Theatre Company

WINNER

Martin Oakley for Dinner, Southwick Players

 

Best Costume Design

Nominees:

Maggie Pierce, Cherry Frazer for Taking Sides, Wick Theatre Company

Heather Butler for The Anniversary, Rottingdean Drama Society

Lyn Fryer, Hazel Cawte for One Man, Two Guvnors, Henfield Theatre Company

WINNER

Heather Butler for The Anniversary, Rottingdean Drama Society

 

Best Stage Crew

Nominees:

Steel Magnolias, Burgess Hill Theatre Club

Taking Sides, Wick Theatre Company

One Man, Two Guvnors, Henfield Theatre Company

WINNER

One Man, Two Guvnors, Henfield Theatre Company

 

Best Sound Design

Nominees:

Bob Ryder for Taking Sides, Wick Theatre Company

Jeff Woodford for Dinner, Southwick Players

Rowland Myers for The Anniversary, Rottingdean Drama Society

WINNER

Jeff Woodford for Dinner, Southwick Players

 

Best Lighting Design

Nominees:

Harry Atkinson for Dinner, Southwick Players

Martin Oakley for Taking Sides, Wick Theatre Company

Neil Border, Trevor Cullis-Cussens for The Anniversary, Rottingdean Drama Society

WINNER

Martin Oakley for Taking Sides, Wick Theatre Company

 

Best Publicity

Nominees:

Garry Cook, Sarah Papouis, Amanda Reeves, Miles Davies, Harry Atkinson for Southwick Players

Judith Berrill, Gary Walker, Susanne Crosby, Phil Nair-Brown, Rosemary Bouchy, Peter Joyc for Wick Theatre Company

WINNER

Taking Sides, Wick Theatre Company

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The Mike Padley Award for Best Supporting Actress

Nominees:

Faith Fallon as Truvy in Steel Magnolias, Burgess Hill Theatre Company

Jenny Burtenshaw as Wynne in Dinner, Southwick Players

Lucy Mae Knight as Emmi in Taking Sides, Wick Theatre Company

WINNER

Jenny Burtenshaw as Wynne in Dinner, Southwick Players

 

The Mike Padley Award for Best Supporting Actor

Nominees:

Graham Till as Helmuth Rode, Taking Sides, Wick Theatre Company

Neil Border as Terry, The Anniversary, Rottingdean Drama Society

Ian Henham as Stanley Stubbers, One Man, Two Guvnors, Henfield Theatre Company

WINNER

Graham Till as Helmuth Rode, Taking Sides, Wick Theatre Company

 

The BHAC AWARD for the most Heart-Warming and Empathetic Production

WINNER

2019 Most empathetic

Steel Magnolias, Burgess Hill Theatre Club

 

The Vaughan Rees Award for Best Actor

Nominees:

Sam Razavi as Major Steve Arnold, Taking Sides, Wick Theatre Company

David Creedon as Wilhelm Furtwangler, Taking Sides, Wick Theatre Company

Jamie Collins as Francis Henshall, Henfield Theatre Company

WINNER

Sam Razavi and David Creedon for Taking Sides, Wick Theatre Company

 

The Vaughan Rees Award for Best Actress

Nominees:

Sophie Davies as Shelby, Steel Magnolias, Burgess Hill Theatre Club

Lesley Arnold as Mum, The Anniversary, Rottingdean Drama Society

Izzy Bishop as Rachel Crabbe, One Man, Two Guvnors, Henfield Theatre Company

WINNER

Izzy Bishop

Izzy Bishop as Rachel Crabbe, One Man, Two Guvnors, Henfield Theatre Company

 

Best Technical Achievement

Nominees:

Steel Magnolias, Burgess Hill Theatre Club

Taking Sides, Wick Theatre Company

One Man, Two Guvnors, Henfield Theatre Company

WINNER

2019 Best technical achievement

One Man, Two Govnors, Henfield Theatre Company

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The Gabbus Denny Award for Best Director

Nominees:

Harry Atkinson for Dinner, Southwick Players

Mike Wells for Taking Sides, Wick Theatre Company

Peter Ingledew for One Man, Two Guvnors, Henfield Theatre Company

WINNER

2019 Best director

Harry Atkinson for Dinner, Southwick Players

 

The Arthur Churchill Award for Excellence

(most ambitious production)

Nominees:

Dinner, Southwick Players

Taking Sides, Wick Theatre Company

One Man, Two Guvnors, Henfield Theatre Company

WINNER

2019 Most ambitious production

One Man, Two Guvnors, Henfield Theatre Company

 

The Bea Waters Challenge Cup for Best Overall Production

WINNER

2019 Best overall production

Taking Sides, Wick Theatre Company

 

[Our photographer this year was Nick Ford (https://www.nickfordphotography.co.uk/) who is based at 19 Oxford Street, Brighton.  He will be pleased to supply any full-sized images or prints that might be required.  Tel: 07834 912247]