Cast and Member Awards

Owen Angier /Nova Kinclue (L) and Liv Youell (R) – recipients of the 2022 Ray Braybrooke and Tommy Thomas Awards

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.

Past Winners

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.

2022Sam Shepherd
2021Catriona Clarke
2020David Mallabone
2019Laurie-Lee McDowell
2018Mike Webster
2017Caleb Plant
2016Davinia Fisher
2015Dan Lane
2014Michael Husband
2013Joe Griffiths