Eagle Awards 2019 nominations announced

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 2019 on July 14 at 7pm.

The nominations for 2019 include:

The Derby Telegraph Award for BEST PRODUCTION

Fourblokes Theatre Company                                   Far From the Madding Crowd

The Marlowe Players                                                 All My Sons

Pineapple Theatre Company                                     Days of Wine and Roses

Quarndon Amateur Dramatic Society                       Living Together

The Malcolm Sircom Award for BEST PANTOMIME

The Watson Players                                                   Dick Whittington

Little Eaton Players                                                    Beauty and the Beast

Enfield Players                                                            Beauty and the Beast

Drama Incorporated                                                  Peter Pan

The Gordon Bewley Award for BEST PRODUCTION OF A MUSICAL Central

Musical Theatre Company                                           Betty Blue Eyes

Kristian Thomas Company                                         The Addams Family

Beeston Musical Theatre Group                                UrineTown

Kristian Thomas Company                                         Evita

The Timothy Dalton Award for BEST PERFORMANCE IN A PLAY

Simon Pagett in All My Sons                               The Marlowe Players

Guy Evans in A Woman of No Importance      The MarlowePlayers

Josh Hayes in Days of Wine and Roses            Pineapple Theatre Company

Sonia Hardy in Living Together                    Quarndon Amateur Dramatic Society


Catherine Jackson in Dick Whittington                               Aston Players

Nigel Taylor in Dick Whittington                                          WatsonPlayers

Wayne Perry in Dick Whittington                                         WatsonPlayers

E Montgomery Ashford in The Old Woman who lived in a Shoe      ChellastonPlayers


Sian Scattergood in The Addams Family                   Kristian Thomas Company

Daniel Collington in All Shook Up                            Gatepost Theatre Company

Tom Simpson in Evita                                                Kristian Thomas Company

Chris Bryan in Urine Town                                       Beeston Musical Theatre Group

The Jo Davison Award for BEST NEWCOMER

Richard Pearson in All Shook Up                                    Gatepost Theatre Company

Tom Simpson in The Addams Family                              Kristian Thomas Company

Chris Allen in Beauty and the Beast                              Enfield Players

Natalie Brown in Fame                                                   Long Eaton Operatic Society

The Brian Glazebrook Award for OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT

E Montgomery Ashford  Chellaston Players (for song & lyrics, The Old Woman who Lived in aShoe)

The Pig,  Central Musical Theatre Company (Animatronics, Betty Blue Eyes)

Kaleidoscope Players  (set design, Return to the Forbidden Planet)

Kristian Cunningham, Kristian Thomas Company (Choreography, Grease)

The Eagles’ Judges Award for The Best Contribution by a Young Person

Isla Powell in Beauty and the Beast                                St Nicholas Players

Harrison Ince in The Addams Family                              Kristian Thomas Company

Francesca Shreeve in The Old Woman who Lived in a Shoe  Chellaston Players

Joel Stanniford in Brassed Off                                            NODS TheatreCompany

The Ken and Barbara Pipes Award for Exceptional Contribution to amateur theatre will also be presented and announced on the evening.

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 and companies 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 coordinator) said: “The Eagle Awards is one of the city’s highlights of the arts and cultural calendar for non-professional artists and companies from across the region. The event is a wonderful opportunity for artists, companies and audiences alike to celebrate and recognise the fantastic talent and achievements of these companies. Once again, the judges have seen an amazing array of shows and the judging has been incredibly tough. We look forward to seeing and welcoming all nominees, other members from the amateur theatre community and audiences on the evening.”

Presenters and acts who will perform on the evening will be announced in due course. All tickets for The Eagle Awards 2019are £10, concessions £8. For more information and to book tickets call the Derby Theatre Box Office on 01332 593939 or book online at www.derbytheatre.co.uk