Across fifteen performances in 2019, our committed team performed the touching 'Bothered and Bewildered', humorous 'Be My Baby' and rounded off with the thought-provoking 'Love In Idleness'.
Each show was well-attended, with great feedback from audiences and critics alike.
Belmont Theatre received recognition with a bumper set of awards and shortlistings at two prestigious ceremonies. Many congratulations to all the nominees and winners!
At the Barnet Festival, 'Bothered and Bewildered' was our nomination, and we were recognised as follows:
The Adjudicator's Award Bothered and Bewildered Win
Best Actor in a Supporting Role Charlie Seddon, as Jim/James Win
Best Actress in a Leading Role Carole Baynes, as Irene Shortlisted
Best Actress in a Supporting Role Louisa Swiergon, as Young Irene/Shelley Shortlisted
At the annual National Operatic and Dramatic Association (NODA) Awards, we scooped awards for our 2018 performance of 'Journey’s End', as well as 'Bothered and Bewildered':
Best Male Elliott Campion, as Captain Stanhope in Journey’s End Win
Best Female Carole Baynes, as Irene in Bothered and Bewildered Win
Scenic Award Journey’s End Shortlisted
Poster Design Journey’s End Winners of
In addition to the above, with the donations of our audience, including involvement in our show raffles throughout the year, we raised over £750 for Watford's Peace Hospice Care, supporting their excellent work.
Thank you to everyone who contributed.
We Happy Few, May Shows Postponed
In line with Government advice, Belmont took the decision to postpone performances of We Happy Few (originally scheduled for May) until October.
At Belmont we take the safety of our audience, and our volunteers, seriously, and whilst we would have loved to have continued to prepare for a May show, we knew we must take this decision.
Our aim is to perform We Happy Few, a tribute to the 75th anniversary of VE Day, on 21 - 24 October.
We will therefore look to perform Pygmalion (which was planned as our October show) in 2021, subject to the availability of our director.
We have updated our booking page to reflect the change to We Happy Few, and either processed refunds (for TicketSource bookers) or contacted individuals to discuss refunds/transfer of seats (non-TicketSource bookers).
We will, of course, continue to review this situation, and update our members and mailing list if anything should change further.
We wish all of our audience well - stay safe and sanitised.