Woking and Spelthorne Drama Festival Results
Two awards and Twelve nominations for Brighton Beach Scumbags.
The October Festival season is complete and RDG's production of the controversial Brighton Beach Scumbags, directed by Troy Chessman, was given much praise by both adjudicators at Woking and Spelthorne & Runnymede Drama Festivals.
The quality of production at both festivals was very high with Thursday Night Project, Simply Theatre, Back to Front Theatre and Horsell ADS giving RDG real competition.
In the end, there was two awards for RDG at Spelthorne Festival - The Mary FitzHugh Award for Comedy for the hilarious eating/farting/burping scene and The Adjudicator's Award for Nancy Lund's performance which the adjudicator said 'had such an impact on me'.
There were a total of twelve nominations for awards : at Woking for Ian Santry on Sound, for the new Janis Brokis Award for Best Use of Costume, for Simon Waller on Lighting and acting nominations for Nancy Lund (Best Supporting Actress) and Neil James and Nick Lund (Best Supporting Actor). At Spelthorne there were a further six nominations - Neil James (Best Actor), Nancy Lund (Best Actress), Nick Lund (Best Supporting Player), Stage Presentation and Technical Merit and the Jean Augur Memorial Cup for the Most Promising Youth Player (Maxfield Usher).
Congratulations to Troy and all the team on a great production.