New Stagers’ members dusted off their dinner jackets and posh frocks for an exciting night out at the biennial New Stagers Awards Dinner, held on Saturday 14 September 2013.
The event, hosted by smooth-talking MC, Jason Marchant, celebrated the best of the group over the last two years. Thanks go to Becca Stafford and Ian Pring for their sterling efforts in organising the event, and the staff of the Brewer’s Inn for great food and hospitality.
These awards were the result of nominations and votes by the whole group.
Best play – Kindertransport
Best director – Ian Pring
Best actor – Jason Marchant
Best actress – Stephanie Gaydon
Best supporting actor – Richard Allport and Owen Sawford
Best supporting actress – Amanda Clarke
Best newcomer – Katie Bryan
Most memorable character – Laura Martin
Best costume – She Stoops to Conquer
Best set – An Inspector Calls
Best technical – Cinderella
‘The absolute star award’ for outstanding contribution – Amanda Clarke
‘The Google award’ for website redesign – Ashley Malster, Julia Coleman, Veronica Montalbetti
‘The Banger & Screwer award’ for services to set building – Richard Allport
‘The oh yes it is award’ for services to pantomime – Paul Johnson and Keith Barnes
‘The Dramatic Personae award’ for programme and poster design – Vanessa Marchant and John Duke
‘The last man standing award’ for services to parties – Pat Driver
‘The reply all award’ for services to oversharing - Ian Pring
Here is a selection of some of the photos from the evening. More photos are available on Flickr