Awards & Nominations
Belmont Theatre Company joined NODA (National Operatic and Dramatic Association) at the start of the Millennium and since then, we have been regularly recognised with nominations and awards for a number of our productions. More recently we have participated in the annual Barnet and District Drama Festival, gaining several awards, including top honours in 2016.
At the Barnet Festival "Bothered and Bewildered" was our nomination and we won:
THE ANDREW FORNEY AWARD for The Adjudicators Award
The Adjudicator particularly praised the sensitive scenes between James (played by Charlie Seddon) and Irene (played by Carole Baynes) plus the dance scene and the final reading of the letter. The meeting of James and Irene he found really moving as James visits the house to search for his real mother. The audience know the situation, he doesn’t realise that he is speaking to his real mother. Very moving. Throughout his appraisal of all the plays Charles put great emphasis on moments and words that sum up the theme of the plays and obviously our production hit the right notes.
He appreciated the sensitive way this difficult subject was handled by all the characters, focussing on the desperation, anger, angst with touches of humour. Well done everybody.
THE STEPHANIE BRITTON TROPHY for Best Actor in a supporting role
This went to Charlie for his portrayal of James
Louisa Swiergon was nominated in the category for best actress in a supporting role. Charles was particularly struck by the scenes with Irene which were handled with firm kindness and understanding.
Carole Baynes was rightly nominated in the category of best actress in a leading role her riveting performance of Irene. Certainly well deserved.
For the annual NODA Awards we had already been nominated for the following
Trophy for poster design for Journey’s End - National Winners!
Scenic award for Journey’s End.
Best Female in a play; Carole Baynes in Bothered and Bewildered.
Best Male in play; Elliott Campion in Journey’s End.
We capped an absolutely brilliant weekend by winning,
POSTER DESIGN. Over the years Mike and Maggie have put so much hard work and thought into producing our posters, leaflets and programmes and this is testament to their commitment and expertise to present a professional image to our publicity. Well done both of you.
BEST FEMALE IN A PLAY. Carole Baynes
BEST MALE IN A PLAY. Elliott Campion
NODA - Judi Campion - Harvey Kesselman Comedy Award at the NODA London Awards 2017 - for Stepping Out
Barnet and District Drama Festival - Best Production: Sitting Pretty
- Best Actress - (Sitting Pretty) - Kim Wedler
- Best Male Actor in a supporting role (Sitting Pretty) - Graham Broderick
Barnet and District Drama Festival Most Ambitious Choice of Play Award - Winner: Remembrance
Barnet and District Drama Festival Best Comedy Award - Winner: California Suite June 2002
The Shinfield Players Scenic Award – Highly Commended: Black Comedy
The Ron Kench Shield for Drama – Winner: 12 Angry Men
The Shinfield Players Scenic Award – Nomination: Laying the Ghost
The Pat Redhead Drama Award – Nomination: Sweet Revenge
The Pat Redhead Drama Award – Runner Up: Plaza Suite
Dunayne Warne Trophy for Poster Design – Winner: On What a Lovely War
The Kathleen Oyler Memorial Trophy for Chorus Work – Regional Nomination: Jack the Ripper
The June King Memorial Trophy for Programme Design (Basic Class) – Winner: Jack the Ripper
The Shinfield Players Scenic Award – Regional Nomination: On Golden Pond
The Ron Kench Shield for Drama – Runner Up: On Golden Pond
Regional Nomination: Death of a Salesman