The wealth of amateur theatre talent in Derby, and surrounding towns and villages, will be celebrated once again this year at Derby Theatre through The Eagle Awards 2017 on July 16 at 7.30pm.
Derby is fortunate to have one of the country’s largest and most vibrant Amateur Theatre communities and awards, of a beautiful Eagle designed exclusively by Royal Crown Derby, will be presented to individuals who have excelled in key areas. Amateur translates as ‘for the love of it’ and The Eagle Awards celebrate, promote and recognise this love and the wonderful array of theatre it produces each year.
Caroline Barth, Head of Learning, Derby Theatre and Eagles co-ordinator, said: “The Eagle Awards is a key event in Derby Theatre’s annual calendar, celebrating the achievements of our vibrant amateur community. We will have a fantastic array of acts and presenters again this year, and I would like to congratulate everyone who has been nominated this year. I would also like to take this opportunity to highlight that we are on the lookout for one more judge to be a part of awards judging process, so if you feel as though you have the time, passion and commitment to be involved then we would love to hear from you.”
The nominations for 2017 include:
The Derby Telegraph Award for BEST PRODUCTION:
The Allestree Theatre Group Murder, Margaret & Me The Marlowe Players Ladies Day The Watson Players When We Are Married Derby Shakespeare Theatre Company Allo Allo The Malcolm Sircom Award for BEST PANTOMIME Enfield Players The Good, The Bad and The Panto Little Eaton Players Robinson Crusoe The Watson Players Camelot The Panto Chellaston Players Dick Whittington
The Gordon Bewley Award for BEST PRODUCTION OF A MUSICAL: Kaleidoscope Players The Addams Family Musical Central Musical Theatre Company Jekyll & Hyde The Musical Present Company The Scarlet Pimpernel Beeston Musical Theatre Group All Shook Up
The Timothy Dalton Award for BEST PERFORMANCE IN A PLAY:
Mik Horvath in The Ladykillers Four Blokes Theatre Company Jenny Earl in King Lear Derby Shakespeare Theatre Company Wendy Beric in Ladies Day The Marlowe Players Matthew Shepherd in Allo Allo Derby Shakespeare Theatre Company The Phil Treece Award for BEST PERFORMANCE IN A PANTOMIME Andrew Buxton in Camelot The Panto Watson Players David Jones in Camelot The Panto Watson Players Richard Kirkland in Robinson Crusoe Little Eaton Players Sue Kirkland in Robinson Crusoe Little Eaton Players The Gwen Taylor Award for BEST PERFORMANCE IN A MUSICAL Craig Arme in The Scarlet Pimpernel Present Company Lawrence Sutton in Jekyll & Hyde The Musical Central Music Theatre Company Sarah Towle in Jekyll & Hyde The Musical Central Music Theatre Company David Partridge in The Scarlet Pimpernel Present Company
The Jo Davison Award for BEST NEWCOMER:
Neil Scott in Allo Allo Derby Shakespeare Theatre Company Jodie Cresdee in All Shook Up Beeston Musical Theatre Group Geoff Patenell in Murder, Margaret & Me The Allestree Theatre Group The Four H’s Band in The Good, The Bad and The Panto Enfield Players
The Brian Glazebrook Award for OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT:
Central Musical Theatre Company Jekyll & Hyde The Musical (Sign Interpreted Performance) Long Eaton Operatic Society Oliver (Set Design) Kaleidoscope Players The Addams Family Musical (The Moon & Me technical) The Eagles’ Judges Award for The Best Contribution by a Young Person Kiah Smith in The Addams Family Musical Kaleidoscope Players Callum Reilly in Guys & Dolls Derby Youth Musical Theatre Nadia Potter in Cats Creatio Arts Bailey West in Oliver Long Eaton Operatic Society
The Ken and Barbara Pipes Award for Exceptional Contribution to amateur theatre will also be presented, and announced, on the evening.
Presenters and acts who will perform on the evening will be announced in due course.
All tickets for The Eagle Awards 2017 are £10, concessions £8. For more information and to book tickets call the Derby Theatre Box Office on 01332 59 39 39 or book online at http://www.derbytheatre.co.uk
Interested in being an Eagle Awards judge (for the upcoming year) – please email Cheryl Mitchell at: firstname.lastname@example.org.