Tuesday, 20 August 2013

20th International G&S Festival Awards: Results

I just noticed that I never actually posted this to my blog. The text has been available in MPN, but that's not very discoverable, and will be garbage collected eventually (though quite probably not for months, maybe years), so here is the full text as was made available live during the awards ceremony.

* = winner, in categories that have nominations and winners.



Huge bouquet given to Valerie Masterson, who is presenting awards, and also bouquets to Sarah from the office in Halifax (not present), Kat(?) and Don (not present), and Sally Robinson.

Thank you to: Edna from Waterford for cooking to feed the staff (lunch for 20 people and high tea for 20-30 each day); David Hutchinson; and to our Australian friend, John Wellington.

Stephen Turnbull takes the floor for UniFest. "Interesting and challenging experience". "Standard of all shows consistently high". Only a few marks separate the first five placed societies. He praises the fun and joy of all shows. Not a single show lacked the true love that makes the audience enjoy the show. Every audience left smiling.

First Gilbert & Sullivan Hall of Fame: Awards for people who've made significant contribution to festival over years: Joan Preston; Paul Lazell (not present); Andrew Nicklin (not present); Valerie Masterson; Stephen Turnbull; James Newby; Pauline ???; Chris Faulkner and All Media Works; South Anglia Savoy Players and Derek(?) Collins

Youth Awards
Best Male Voice: Matthew Siveter - Pirate King
Best Female Voice: Virginia Kerr - Mabel
Best Character Actor: ?? - Robin Oakapple
Best Character Actress: Hebe James? - Mad Margaret
Best Male Performer: Henry Smith - Maj Gen
Best Female Performer: Phoebe Smith - Rose
Adjudicator's Award: Best Choreography: Fusion Belfast

UniFest
Male Voice:
John Barber - Grosvenor - Cambridge
Ed Green - Duke -
* Laurie Slavin - Marco - St Andrews

Female Voice:
Elizabeth Barry - Lisa - Manchester
Emma Walton - Patience - Cambridge
* Victoria Mulley - Elsie - King's College

Ian's phone just rang.

Male Performer:
* Jono Miles - Ludwig - MUGSS
Rory Oliver - Roderic - Dauntless
Rory Oliver - Judge - Dauntless

Female Performer:
* Meinir Wyn Roberts - Julia - Manchester
Kayleigh Oliver - Mad Margaret - Dauntless
Tessa - St Andrews

Best Character Actress
Cambridge
Helena Culliney - Dame Hannah - Dauntless
* Jane - Cambridge

Best Character Actor
Don Alhambra - Birmingham
Shadbolt - KCL
* Sebastian Davidson - Despard - Dauntless

Best Chorus
* Grand Duke - MUGSS
Ruddigore - Dauntless
??
Gondoliers - St Andrews

Best Musical Director
* Dan Turek - MUGSS
Monica Buckland - Cambridge

Adjudicator's Award:
* Birmingham: Tessa and Gianetta - Catherine Newson, Bryony Burnham

Best Director
Joel Fisher - Grand Duke - MUGSS
* Davina Barron - Patience - Cambridge
Kayleigh Oliver - Ruddigore - Dauntless

Winners:
1. Patience - Cambridge
2. MUGSS - Grand Duke
3. (not announced)


Main awards

Best Chorus
Sorc - South Anglia
Mik - Harrogate
* Yeo - Savoynet
Sorc - New London

Best Supporting Actor
* Michael Tipler - Sir Roderic - Derby
Alexis - South ANglia
Grosv - Grosvenor LOG

Best Supporting Actress
* Anthea Kenna - Partlet - South Anglia
Phoebe - Savoynet
Jane - Grosvenor

Best Male Performer
Adam Sullivan - Wells -
Adam Gaunt - Despard - WWOS
Point - Savoynet
* Stephen Godward - Lord Chancellor - Trent

Best Female Performer
Meg - Derby
* Nadine Plater - Meg - WWOS
Elsie - Savoynet

Best Traditional
Yeo - Oxbridge
Yeo - Savoynet
* Mikado - Harrogate

Animated Chorus?
* Rud - Derby
Rud - WWOS
Yeo - Savoynet

Best Male Voice
Fairfax - Oxbridge
* Laurie Slavin - Fairfax - Savoynet
Grosvenor - Grosvenor LOG

Best Female Voice
Prudence - Elsie - Oxbridge
Ida - Peak
Rose - WWOS
* Anne Slovin - Elsie - Savoynet

Best Character Actor
Daly - South Anglia
* Donald Stephenson - Mikado - Harrogate
Bunthorne - Grosvenor LOG

Best Character Actress
Angela Lowe - Blanche - Peak
* Julie May - Dame Han--Carruthers - Savoynet

Best Costumes
* Ruddigore - Derby
Sorcerer - South Anglia
Mikado - Harrogate

Best Duet
* Sing Hoity Toity - Peak
Welcome Joy - Sorc - South Anglia
Pat/Gros - Grosvenor LOG

Best Concerted Item
Madrigal - Rud - Derby
* When a Wooer - Yeo - S'net

Best Musical Director
Yeo - Oxbridge
Stephen - Sorc - South Anglia
Emily - Savoynet
* Graham Rogers - Sorc - NLOG

Best Director
Andrew Nicklin - Rud - Derby
Alistair Donkin - Mik - Harrogate
Rud - WWOS
* Deebee - Yeo - Savoynet

Adjudicator's Award
For "high comedy in act two"
Ruddigore - WWOS - Meg/Despard

Winners:
1. Savoynet - Yeomen
2. WWOS - Ruddigore
3. Harrogate - Mikado

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