This year’s winner of The Tommy Thomas Award for outstanding musical contribution to the main show, ‘Kinky Boots’ was chosen MD Ana Sanderson, who selected Liv Youell as the worthy recipient.
Liv showed terrific commitment to the show and the quality of it’s vocal performances and, as Dance Captain, was always on hand to lead the rest of the cast through the choreography at any time.
The Ray Braybrooke Award, which is voted for by the cast to recognise an important contribution to the show, was awared to Owen Angier/ Nova Kinclue . In a field of outstanding cast members he has really shone. Throughout the whole process his work ethic and commitment to the team have been exemplary. He is very hard on himself but is the most gentle unassuming person with the most extraordinary creative talents who has striven to improve to benefit the artistic values of the show. His kind loan of countless wigs and his unbelievable contribution to the costumes, including making and rhinestoning many of Lola’s and the Angels’ outfits and shoes, landing and styling all of the wigs for the show, saving the day at late notice with some costumes, not only saved money but also took the show to the next level and made a significant difference to the aesthetic of the production. Above all, he is a wonderful team player who did his best to make his contribution to this show as good as it can be.
The Tom Farrell Award. Voted for by the committee and any member of the society is eligible, given to someone whose positivity, spirit and good nature has contributed to the society during the year. The 2022 recipient is Sam Shepherd, for his support to the other Angels in Kinky Boots, and for stepping into the role of Lola with such poise at the last minute.
Tommy Thomas Award – Awarded by the MD of the main show to a member of the cast
|2022 (Kinky Boots)||Liv Youell|
|2021 (Kipps)||The whole cast|
|2020 (Merrily We Roll Along)||Ash Smith|
|2019 (Evita)||Matt Hall|
|2018 (Cats)||Jen Webster|
Ray Braybrooke Award – Voted on by the cast of the main show to recognise a member of the show’s company, crew or production team
|2022 (Kinky Boots)||Owen Angier / Nova Kinclue|
|2021 (Kipps)||Cat Nicol, Ana Sanderson, Kirsty Smith, Andrew Taylor|
|2019 (Evita)||Liz Milway|
|2018 (Cats)||Andrea Birdwood|
|2017 (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels)||Alison Buckingham|
|2016 (Legally Blonde)||Matt Hawksworth|
|2015 (Secret Garden)||Phoebe Poulter-Kerry-Sinclair, Grace Ellis, Arun Austin & Bill Stanley|
|2014 (Godspell)||James Dowson|
|2013 (Parade)||Jenny Hinchliffe & Mark McCormack|
|2012 (Hot Mikado)||Suzanne Emerson|
|2011 (The Producers)||Liz Milway & Alastair Horne|
Tom Farrell Award – Awarded by the committee to a society member whose positivity, spirit and good nature has contributed to the society during the year.