Here they are folks, the 2019 Full Length Festival Nominations. Many congratulations to all nominees, well done. The winners will be announced at Awards Night on Saturday 6th July 2019 at the Last Drop Hotel and Spa at Bromley Cross, Bolton. Tickets are £35 each and Angela is standing by ready to take your orders. The order form is here.

Please make sure that all your members know they have nominations and please, if you do have nominations let your society be represented at Awards Night. There will be extra surprises on the night with awards for Best Pantomime, Best Youth Theatre Production, Best Musical Production, Best Drama Production, individual Adjudicator Awards and of course the presentation of the Drama Shield for the Best Overall Drama.

As ever, our thanks to our adjudicators Ian, Andrew, Carmel and David for their hard work and commitment to the vital adjudication process.

Please use the search box on the top right hand side of the table to find quickly what you are looking for. You can search any term at all, eg “Technical” which will result in a list of all the Technical nominations, or you could also search for your society or your name. eg: searching “Carmel Technical” will bring up Carmel’s Technical nominations. To view the table on small screen devices simply swipe left.

If you spot a spelling mistake, please let us know and we will correct it.

AdjudicatorCategoryNameCharacterProductionSocietyReason 
DavidBest ActressAlison StarrsMrs LovettSweeney ToddSaddleworth Music Soc
DavidBest ActressCathie Mortimer-RaeCharity ValentineSweet CharityBrookdale Theatre
DavidBest ActressEllie BirtlesCampbellBring It OnMossley AODS
DavidBest ActressIzzi FeldRoxie HartChicagoPrestwich ADOS
DavidBest ActressHelen Claire RoseMimiRentRochdale Musical Theatre Co
DavidBest ActressKatherine ReynoldsVelmaChicagoPrestwich ADOS
IanBest ActressDonna ClareKateDying to Leave Little HultonApeel Drama Group
IanBest ActressLouise DavenportPaige PetiteRoleplayPhoenix Theatre Company
IanBest ActressKira RichardsonMaude ThomasThe King's OrphanGuide Bridge Theatre
IanBest ActressNatalie CromptonRuth EllisThe Thrill of LoveFarnworth Little Theatre
IanBest ActressKira Richardson /Katherine YarwoodMaxine/SuzanneOnce Upon a Time in WiganMossley AODS
CarmelBest ActressElizabeth DunnLady MacbethMacbethSummerseat Players
CarmelBest ActressJoyce ElderMiriam ChesterSnake in the GrassTyldesley Little Theatre
CarmelBest ActressMandy MallinsonFlorence Foster JenkinsGloriousDroylsden Little Theatre
CarmelSuzanne CopelandAmandaPrivate LivesMacclesfield ADS
CarmelBest ActressTracy BurnsMolly SweeneyMolly SweeneyChads Theatre
AndrewBest ActressNatalie CromptonSheilaDemolition ManMarco Players
AndrewBest ActressMary EllisLandladyTwoPlayers Theatre
AndrewBest ActressMargaret Marks and Irene SmithJanet and Ursula WiddingtonLadies in LavenderBolton Little Theatre
AndrewBest ActressEsme MatherKatMom's GiftFarnworth Little Theatre
AndrewBest ActressJulia TaylorBella ManninghamGaslightCarver Theatre
DavidBest ActorSam BateJesus ChristJesus Christ SuperstarWhitefield AODS
DavidBest ActorMartin BradburySweeney ToddSweeney ToddSaddleworth Musical Soc.
DavidBest ActorElliot O’BrartMarkRentRochdale Musical Theatre Co
DavidBest ActorMichael Jones McCawBill SnibsonMe and My GirlStockport Operatic Society
DavidBest ActorSimon FletcherBilly FlynnChicagoPrestwich ADOS
DavidBest ActorSamuel MauriceJerryThe Full MontyMossley AODS
IanBest ActorNigel MachinSirThe DresserNorthenden Players
IanBest ActorChris DunnEric MorecambeMorecambeSummerseat Players
IanBest ActorNathan SimpsonWilliam NorthThe King's OrphanGuide Bridge Theatre
IanBest ActorDeane Dixon-Foster/Frank WilliamsDanny/EugeneOnce Upon a Time in WiganMossley AODS
IanBest ActorIan WilkinsonStage ManagerOur TownDroylsden Little Theatre
CarmelBest ActorAndy CantillonElyotPrivate LivesMacclesfield ADS
CarmelBest ActorDaniel ClynesMacbethMacbethSummerseat Players
CarmelBest ActorDavid RhodesSidney BruhlDeathtrapRossendale Players
CarmelBest ActorJohn O’ConnellJackThe WeirWhitefield Garrick
CarmelBest ActorSandy McGregorMr RiceMolly SweeneyChads Theatre
AndrewBest ActorChris BillingtonLandlordTwoPlayers Theatre
AndrewBest ActorPaul FarmerFrancisOne Man, Two GuvnorsSummerseat Players
AndrewBest ActorAnthony Josephson and Adrian BarrowdaleJake and CharlieStones in His PocketsChads Theatre
AndrewBest ActorMatt RigbyCount DraculaDraculaMarco Players
AndrewBest ActorPeter ScofieldAugustin JeddDandy DickWhitefield Garrick
DavidBest Supporting ActressKyanna CronshawJoanneRentRochdale Musical Theatre Co.
DavidBest Supporting ActressSarah ThewlisAlice BeinekeThe Addams FamilyHeywood AODS
DavidBest Supporting ActressJordanne WoodwardBridgetBring It OnMossley AODS
DavidBest Supporting ActressLisa KayMaria DuchessMe and My GirlStockport Operatic Society
IanBest Supporting ActressChristine MortonArabella LazenbyRoleplayPhoenix Theatre Company
IanBest Supporting ActressCatherine CropperSammy the DogGoodnight Mr TomFarnworth Little Theatre
IanBest Supporting ActressKayleigh SmithMrs NicklebyNicholas NicklebyMacclesfield ADS
IanBest Supporting ActressNathalie HaleyVicky MartinThe Thrill of LoveFarnworth Little Theatre
CarmelBest Supporting ActressBex KeepingHelenaA Midsummer Night's DreamNorthenden Players
CarmelBest Supporting ActressCathryn Megan HughesAlice TinkerThe Vicar of DibleyTyldesley Little Theatre
CarmelBest Supporting ActressRachel HarrisonBrittneyMom's GiftLyceum Theatre Oldham
CarmelBest Supporting ActressZoe MolyneuxTrixie MartinDaisy Pulls it OffMarco Players
AndrewBest Supporting ActressSue MooneyPhoebeMr WonderfulEdgefold Players
AndrewBest Supporting ActressTracey ParkerMary PlunkettA Bunch of AmateursRomiley Little Theatre
AndrewBest Supporting ActressJoy PlowesM’LynnSteel MagnoliasPhoenix Theatre Company
AndrewBest Supporting ActressKimberley Riley-ShipperbottomBrittMom's GiftFarnworth Little Theatre
AndrewBest Supporting ActressJenny SmithHenrietta AngkatellThe HollowCarver Theatre
DavidBest Supporting ActorJeff HarpinAnnasJesus Christ SuperstarWhitefield AODS
DavidBest Supporting ActorStuart DaviesCaiaphasJesus Christ SuperstarWhitefield AODS
DavidBest Supporting ActorAdam ThorntonOscar LindquistSweet CharityBrookdale Theatre
DavidBest Supporting ActorFrank DeanSir John TreymaneMe and My GirlStockport Operatic Society
DavidBest Supporting ActorTerry BanhamBenny BenjaminRentRochdale Musical Theatre Co
DavidBest Supporting ActorRob HaslamHaroldThe Full MontyMossley AODS
DavidBest Supporting ActorJeff HarpinDittoAladdinSale Nomads
IanBest Supporting ActorChris ElkesSir Robert MortonThe Winslow BoyWhitefield Garrick
IanBest Supporting ActorChris BalmerMr NeedhamNo Sex Please, We're BritishSummerseat Players
IanBest Supporting ActorDavid WilkinsonGride/LandlordNicholas NicklebyMacclesfield ADS
IanBest Supporting ActorJohn O'ConnellJack GaleThe Thrill of LoveFarnworth Little Theatre
CarmelBest Supporting ActorDaniel CopeCosmeGloriousDroylsden LittleTheatre
CarmelBest Supporting ActorJason DunkFinbarThe WeirWhitefield Garrick
CarmelBest Supporting ActorMark LeighAlbert KeggsDamsel in DistressWhitefield Garrick
CarmelBest Supporting ActorSam McVeighLysanderA Midsummer Night's DreamNorthenden Players
CarmelBest Supporting ActorSteven Edward MaylottJimThe WeirWhitefield Garrick
CarmelBest Supporting ActorTom ChinneryPuckA Midsummer Night's DreamNorthenden Players
AndrewBest Supporting ActorIan Chatterton and Dominic PetherbyClownsThe 39 StepsHyde Little Theatre
AndrewBest Supporting ActorChris DunnStanley StubbersOne Man, Two GuvnorsSummerseat Players
AndrewBest Supporting ActorPeter GaskellRoughGaslightCarver Theatre
AndrewBest Supporting ActorIan TaylorBertDemolition ManMarco Players
AndrewBest Supporting ActorRobin ThompsonDadMom's GiftFarnworth Little Theatre
DavidBest Youth Performer FemaleMacy CounsellEvaBring It OnMossley AODS
DavidBest Youth Performer FemaleImogen HartDanielleBring It OnMossley AODS
DavidBest Youth Performer FemaleKate JohnsonLittle JohnRobin HoodHyde Little Theatre
DavidBest Youth Performer FemaleGrace MarshallRapunzelRapunzelCarver Theatre
DavidBest Youth Performer FemaleMadeleine JonesMorticiaThe Addams FamilyPrestwich ADOS
DavidBest Youth Performer FemaleEve ReynoldsWednesdayThe Addams FamilyPrestwich ADOS
DavidBest Youth Performer MaleSean BakerUncle FesterThe Addams FamilyPrestwich ADOS
DavidBest Youth Performer MaleMax FletcherNathanThe Full MontyMossley AODS
DavidBest Youth Performer MaleOliver GaskellEric de VereA Slice of Saturday NightCATS Youth Theatre
DavidBest Youth Performer MaleElliot HogbenRickA Slice of Saturday NightCATS Youth Theatre
IanBest Youth Performer FemaleScarlett DeanAliceAlice's Adventures in WonderlandWilmslow Green Room
IanBest Youth Performer FemaleNemone WolfendaleAda & Nancy/Angela/Mother SuperiorHindle Wakes &The Magdalen WhitewashPlayers/Youth Theatre
IanBest Youth Performer FemalePhoebe ClaseAssumpta/Mrs DoolanThe Magdalen WhitewashPlayers Youth Theatre
IanBest Youth Performer FemaleMartha HoltRebecca WebbOur TownDroylsden Little Theatre
IanBest Youth Performer MaleDevon CavanaghSydney GrundyDying to Leave Little HultonApeel Drama Group
IanBest Youth Performer MaleElliot MillsShaneBrassed OffPrestwich ADOS
IanBest Youth Performer MaleMatthew HowellsRonnie WinslowThe Winslow BoyWhitefield Garrick
IanBest Youth Performer MaleSam HiggsSister IgnatiaThe Magdalen WhitewashPlayers Youth Theatre
IanBest Youth Performer MaleCharlie BoardmanJoe & Si CrowellOur TownDroylsden Little Theatre
CarmelBest Youth Performer FemaleAmelie MayouJudithThe AshgirlCygnets
CarmelBest Youth Performer FemaleLizzie ElwellThe AshgirlThe AshgirlCygnets
CarmelBest Youth Performer FemaleSophie FoulkesFairy in the MirrorThe AshgirlCygnets
CarmelBest Youth Performer FemaleErin GreenGirlGirls Like ThatSummerseat Players
CarmelBest Youth Performer FemaleFreya GriffithsGirlGirls Like ThatSummerseat Players
CarmelBest Youth Performer FemaleJenny BalmerGirlGirls Like ThatSummerseat Players
CarmelBest Youth Performer MaleJoe LomasPaulThe AshgirlCygnets
CarmelBest Youth Performer MaleMatthew BeanSadness & The ManThe AshgirlCygnets
CarmelBest Youth Performer MaleMichael DavisCorporal Jackson & Private WebsterEarly One MorningFarnworth LittleTheatre
AndrewBest Youth Performer FemaleAmelia Butterworth and Sophia AspinSusan and LucyThe Lion, The Witch and the WardrobeSummerseat Players
AndrewBest Youth Performer FemaleHannah HuddersmanAnneThe WardrobeChads Theatre
AndrewBest Youth Performer FemaleEloise WardAngelaKindly Leave the StageTyldesley Little Theatre
AndrewBest Youth Performer MaleHenry FarmerEdmundThe Lion, The Witch and the WardrobeSummerseat Players
AndrewBest Youth Performer MaleLaurence FarrowSpencerThe WardrobeChads Theatre
DavidBest Performer in Youth Production FemaleLucy GroganShannonPopstars! The 90's MusicalHeywood AODS Hey Kids
DavidBest Performer in Youth Production FemalePeri BaytanMaria RainerThe Sound of MusicBrookdale Youth Theatre
DavidBest Performer in Youth Production FemaleHope WilsonElsa SchraederThe Sound of MusicBrookdale Youth Theatre
DavidBest Performer in Youth Production FemaleRachel SlaterDot and QuennieHonkSt. Philip's Junior Workshop
DavidBest Performer in Youth Production FemaleHolly GibsonQueen AvariceSnow White Seven DwarfsChes Youth Pantomime Soc
DavidBest Performer in Youth Production MaleRiccardo AthertonMarkPopstars! The 90's MusicalHeywood AODS Hey Kids
DavidBest Performer in Youth Production MaleQuinn TappendenCatHonkSt. Philip's Junior Workshop
DavidBest Performer in Youth Production MaleRyan KirknessDame BucketSnow White Seven DwarfsChes Youth Pantomime Soc
DavidBest Performer in Youth Production MaleLuke BicknellPrince FerdinandSnow White Seven DwarfsChes Youth Pantomime Soc
DavidBest Performer in Youth Production MaleJolyon BensonMax DetweilerThe Sound of MusicBrookdale Youth Theatre
DavidBest Performance in a PantomimeRyan Smart-StantonDame DollyDick WhittingtonBolton Little Theatre
DavidBest Performance in a PantomimeMatt SeberScupperDick WhittingtonBolton Little Theatre
DavidBest Performance in a PantomimeNigel CrebbinDame BeatrixRapunzelCarver Theatre
DavidBest Performance in a PantomimeGemma ManfrediSimple SimonJack & The BeanstalkTyldesley Little Theatre
DavidBest Performance in a PantomimeLisa HartleyKing RatDick WhittingtonPrestwich ADOS
DavidBest Performance in a PantomimePaul LewisDame DilysRobin Hood and Babes In The WoodHeald Green Theatre Co.
DavidBest Performance in a PantomimeAngela CookeAladdinAladdinSale Nomads
DavidTechnical AwardRentRochdale Musical Theatre CompanySet design and build (with super metal framed tree) allowing for various levels and areas of playing.
DavidTechnical AwardBring It OnMossley AODSSuper stage set, and a sprung floor/court for gymnastics and allowed playing to audience on three sides.
DavidTechnical AwardSnow White and Seven DwarfsChes Youth Pantomime SocDetailed and imaginative costuming.
DavidTechnical AwardThe Addams FamilyHeywood AODSLighting effects to fully bring out the gothic theme and sense of fun.
DavidTechnical AwardChicagoPrestwich ADOSExcellent lighting adding to the atmosphere and mood.
IanTechnical AwardHeroesWilmslow Green RoomA wonderfully evocative set.
IanTechnical AwardSnake in the GrassRossendale PlayersImaginative and effectively eerie set and sound/lighting effects
IanTechnical AwardHindle WakesPlayers TheatreAn astonishing transition from one scene to another
IanTechnical AwardOnce Upon a Time in WiganMossley AODSFor transporting us back to another time & place via music, film, lighting and an outstanding recreation of the Casino itself, including a genuine DJ!
CarmelTechnical AwardThe AshgirlCygnetsDetailed costume, hair and make-up for every member of a large cast
CarmelTechnical AwardDamsel in Distress & The WeirWhitefield GarrickFantastic use of space to create realistic and atmospheric presentations with creative scene changes
CarmelTechnical AwardHarveyCarver TheatreAn Impressive design of two settings with exciting theatrical scene changes
CarmelTechnical AwardMacbeth & Girls Like ThatSummerseat PlayersExciting use of lighting and sound to create atmosphere and tension
CarmelTechnical AwardA Midsummer Night's DreamNorthenden PlayersExcellent presentation and technical support to create the period & atmosphere
CarmelTechnical AwardSnake in the GrassTyldesley LittleTheatreA striking and resourceful presentation
AndrewTechnical AwardThe 39 StepsHyde Little TheatreSuperb scenic design: portable lamp-post, the getaway window, the country stile, free-standing doors, the furniture on castors, Scottish mist, the Forth Bridge. Lighting was ingenious and executed superbly: from the Forth Bridge gobo, to the very effective sequence of lights for the train scenes; from the coloured lights for the party to the snappy changes from scene to scene. The very many sound effects were superlative.
AndrewTechnical AwardDraculaMarco PlayersOnly 14-15 lamps were used, proving that you can do very much with very little. There were dozens of lighting changes all tightly focussed and cued accurately. There were no musical cues, and no recorded sound effects. This was a risky tactic. But it paid off. The whispering, stamping, shouts and wood blocks pushed the tension superbly. The ensemble’s vocal and physical effects overlaid and integrated into the acting to give us a fully unified and incredibly effective theatrical experience.
AndrewTechnical AwardThe Thrill of LoveNorthenden PlayersLighting and sound played major parts in this play’s success. Technical execution of these was tight, especially the synchronisation between camera shutters and bright, white flashes of light which were hugely effective. The sound was carefully chosen and deftly executed. The final trap door was chilling.
AndrewTechnical AwardThe Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe; One Man, Two Guv'norsSummerseat PlayersThe main set, Narnia in winter, then Narnia in spring, looked fabulous in its simplicity. The set was dressed with splashes of practical elements. We also had a clever practical snow effect reinforced by lighting. This was bookended by scenes set in the Professor’s house. Necessity of speedy set changes and a unity of simple design gave us just the bare essentials: two beds, the wardrobe, a standard lamp. Nothing more was needed. The set was lit with icy and cold light in act one, warmer and greener light in act two. The music choice was superb: from the wartime songs before curtain-up, to the terrific soundtrack used throughout—the use of music under the attack on Aslan lifted this scene very effectively. The scenic design in One Man, Two Guv'nors is very challenging. Summerseat’s answer was to have plain, monochrome, almost two-dimensional panels, with practical doors and painted windows and a lovely circular black-and-white floor design. Two reversible panels rolled on and off to great effect. Lighting was ingenious and executed superbly: the snap to the yellow floods to commence the banquet scene was perfectly done. The music was excellent—stylised 60s beat music and very many sound effects timed impeccably. Live microphones and guitar for Tomorrow Looks Good from Here.
DavidBest ChoreographerEm CohenA Slice of Saturday Night and Half A SixpenceCATS Youth Theatre
DavidBest ChoreographerKaireen McDonaldBring It OnMossley AODS
DavidBest ChoreographerHelen WilkinsonChicagoPADOS Theatre Group
DavidBest ChoreographerSheryl Haydock-HoworthSweet CharityBrookdale Theatre
DavidBest Musical DirectorLisa ManleyRentRochdale Musical Theatre Co
DavidBest Musical DirectorMatt CorriganChicagoPrestwich ADOS
DavidBest Musical DirectorSimon MurrayBring It OnMossley AODS
DavidBest Musical DirectorDavid AbendsternThe Addams FamilyHeywood AODS
DavidBest Musical DirectorHarry ButterworthSweeney ToddSaddleworth Musical Society
DavidBest Musical DirectorClaire SweeneyMe and My Girl and Sweet CharityStockport Operatic Society and Brookdale Theatre
DavidBest DirectorMal WoodJesus Christ SuperstarWhitefield AODS
DavidBest DirectorJosh HindleRentRochdale Musical Theatre Co.
DavidBest DirectorMark RosenthalChicagoPADOS Theatre Group
DavidBest DirectorJohn WoodThe Full MontyMossley AODS
IanBest DirectorPaul BracewellMorecambeSummerseat Players
IanBest DirectorMark RosenthalBrassed OffPrestwich ADOS
IanBest DirectorCameron ChandlerNicholas NicklebyMacclesfield ADS
IanBest DirectorGraham HumphreysThe ChildrenSummerseat Players
IanBest DirectorDave EyreThe Thrill of LoveFarnworth Little Theatre
CarmelBest DirectorAndrew CloseDamsel in DistressWhitefield Garrick
CarmelBest DirectorJo TaylorA Midsummer Night's DreamNorthenden Players
CarmelBest DirectorJohn CunninghamThe WeirWhitefield Garrick
CarmelBest DirectorRebecca CarneyGirls Like ThatSummerseat Players
CarmelBest DirectorStephen DaviesMacbethSummerseat Players
AndrewBest DirectorCarol ButlerLadies in LavenderBolton Little Theatre
AndrewBest DirectorRoger BoardmanThe 39 StepsHyde Little Theatre
AndrewBest DirectorElizabeth DunnThe Lion, The Witch and The WardrobeSummerseat Players
AndrewBest DirectorMartin PearceDraculaMarco Players
AndrewBest DirectorPeter ScofieldMom;s GiftFarnworth Little Theatre
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