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We were in a new venue for this year's Glammies awards - the Electricity Club in Cardiff. It was much smaller and more intimate than the usual venue - the Memorial Hall in Barry - but for some it didn't have the same ambience, or feel as special a night as perhaps it has in other years. We'll be heading somewhere new for 2009 - possible venues are under discussion.

Even so, we had a good night. There were representatives of several other groups from across the Glamorgan Drama League's membership, and we had some new competition this year, specifically from Swansea Little Theatre's Youth section - the Dylan Thomas Youth Academy - and new Cardiff Youth group, Stars Performing Arts. The latter also performed some extracts from their entry at the beginning of the evening as did we, with a few numbers in costume from Return to the Forbidden Planet.

andrew receiving an awardThe evening itself took a different format this year: usually the awards are split between youth and adults, but this year, as an experiment, we mixed up the sequence so that they were all interspersed through the evening. This worked well as it kept up everyone's interest throughout, and the tension was maintained.

After the performances at the beginning of the evening, then speeches and awards, we piled into the buffet (though there wasn't enough to go round - another experiment this year, but this one didn't work) after which there was dancing, with Unknown's Ben Davies and his band once again providing the music. Andrew Machin also joined in this year, providing the singing for many of the numbers.

singing at the glammies

Once again, The Unknown Theatre Company represented itself well, both in behaviour and in performance. And we did well in the competitions too.

Want the nominations or winners? The photogallery of the evening is available here.

This was the third year that Unknown entered plays into the Glammies, and we were delighted to receive several nominations. As we've experienced in previous years with musical productions, in almost everything, we had members from the same show competing against each other for the same award!

The full photogallery of winners and other photos from the event are available on the the Glamorgan Drama League's website.

A few weeks before The Glammies night, the long list of nominations is released. Here are all the Unknown nominations for 2007-08 (names in bold were shortlisted on the night):

BEST MALE PERFORMANCE - DRAMA   BEST FEMALE PERFORMANCE DRAMA

Rose! and the Wicked Wolfee!

Niall Sheehan (Pixie 1)

Crave

Adam King (B)

Crave

Andrew Machin (A)

This Property is Condemned

Rhys Edwards (Tom)

 

Rose! and the Wicked Wolfee!

Elle Rose Farrah (Mother)

Rose! and the Wicked Wolfee!

Eva Ahia (Grandmother)

This Property is Condemned

Rhianna Davies (Willie)

Crave

Lorun Roberts (C)

Crave

Bethan Thomas (M)

 

BEST MALE PERFORMANCE DRAMA   BEST FEMALE PERFORMANCE DRAMA

Return to the Forbidden Planet

Adam King (Ariel)

Return to the Forbidden Planet

Andrew Machin (Cookie)

Return to the Forbidden Planet

Ben Reynolds (Captain Tempest)

 

Return to the Forbidden Planet

Jenna Lane (Science Officer)

Return to the Forbidden Planet

Kelly Littlechild (Navigation Officer)

Return to the Forbidden Planet

Melissa Moore (Miranda)

     
and here ... (drum roll) ... are ... (even louder drum roll) ... THE WINNERS!

BEST FEMALE PERFORMANCE - MUSICAL
Melissa Moore: Miranda (Return to the Forbidden Planet)

  BEST MALE PERFORMANCE - MUSICAL
Adam King: Ariel (Return to the Forbidden Planet)

BEST MALE PERFORMANCE DRAMA
Andrew Machin : A (Crave)

 

BEST FEMALE PERFORMANCE DRAMA
Rhianna Davies: (This Property is Condemned)

BEST YOUTH DRAMA PRODUCTION
Crave

 

BEST YOUTH MUSICAL PRODUCTION
Return to the Forbidden Planet

Well done, everyone.

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