PBGS Awards and Nominations
Over the years PBGS has been honoured by a stream of nominations and awards from our regional NODA Representative, Nova Horley, an appreciation for all the hard work that goes into putting on and performing in a show.
2023: NODA East District 3 NODA Awards:
Best Performance in a Musical: David Crew & Sue Wookey as Sergeant Meryl & Dame Carruthers in "The Yeomen of the Guard"
Most Innovative Director: Katharine Crew for “HMS Pinafore”
Most Innovative Production Team Contribution: Margaret Johnson, MD for “HMS Pinafore”
And we also recieved these nominations:
Best Actress: Emma Crew as Phoebe in "The Yeomen of the Guard"
Best Costumes: Manda Fraser & Katharine Crew "The Yeomen of the Guard"
With nominations in five categories and four winners for our productions of 'The Yeomen of the Guard' and 'HMS Pinafore', this is a wonderful tribute to all the stellar performers and varied talents that PBGS has in its ranks. Congratulations to everyone!
|Katharine Crew, HMS Pinafore Director
|Manda Fraser, Yeomen Costumes
2020: NODA East District N-OVAtion Award - Manda Fraser for 'Most Exciting & Colourful Costumes' for her work in Iolanthe.
PBGS are thrilled that our very talented wardrobe mistress (and performer!), Manda Fraser, has won this year's N-OVAtion award for 'Most Exciting & Colourful Costumes' for her work in our October 2019 production of Iolanthe. All the fairy costumes were designed and made by Manda, and all of you who saw the show were blown away by how beautiful they looked. Aren't they stunning? Congratulations and thank you Manda!
2019: NODA East District 3 N-OVAtion Awards - Paula Fraser for Best Female Actor in a Musical as Desiree in 'A Little Night Music', and Graham Thompson for Best MD for 'The Grand Duke'.
PBGS received a raft of N-OVAtion Award Nominations this year, three of which were for Best Actor (Female) in a Musical! Congratulations to winner Paula Fraser who gave an outstanding performance as Desiree in A Little Night Music and to Graham Thomson for winning Best Musical Director for our lively production of The Grand Duke!
|Paula as Desiree in A Little Night Music
|Graham rehearsing The Grand Duke
|Sue holding our runner's up certificates, with winner Paula Fraser
2018: NODA East District 3 N-Ovation Award - Bryony Reynolds, Nigel Harvey and Elizabeth Bottone for Best Duo/Trio in a Musical
|Elizabeth Bottone, Nigel Harvey and Bryony Reynolds in The Gondoliers
PBGS were delighted to receive two Noda East District 3 No-Ovation Awards Nominations this year, both for Best Duo/Trio in a Musical.
Congratulations to Bryony Reynolds, Nigel Harvey and Elizabeth Bottone who were joint winners of the category for their fabulous Duke and Duchess of Plaza Toro and their daughter Casilda in our Spring 2018 production of The Gondoliers.
Peter Sayers and Sue Wookey were also nominated in the same category for their performances as Senex and Domina in our Autumn 2017 production of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.
It's wonderful to see performances from both of these shows nominated after all the hard work put in by everybody.
|Peter Sayers and Sue Wookey in 'A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
|Bryony and Sue with their certificates
2017: NODA East District 3 N-Ovation Award - Emma Crew, Katharine Crew and Bryony Growdon for Most Interesting Grouping
Congratulations to Emma Crew, Katharine Crew and Bryony Growdon for winning the Noda East District 3 N-Ovation award for 'Most Interesting Grouping' for their wonderful Essex performances as Kate, Isobel and Edith in our recent production of The Pirates of Penzance.
Also nominated in 2017:
Best Director - Richard Fraser (Pirates)
Best Musical Director - Graham Thompson (Pirates)
Best Male in a Musical - David Crew as the Major General (Pirates) and as Baron Zeta (The Merry Widow)
|Richard and Graham rehearsing Pirates of Penzance
2016: NODA East District 3 N-Ovation Award Nomination - Best Adult Grouping in a Musical
|Ian Boughton, Barny, Shergold and Peter Johnson as the Soldier Trio
Ian Boughton, Barny Shergold and Peter Johnson - Soldier Trio
Gordon Hodges, Stephen Hoath and Joe Emler - Hilarion, Florian and Cyril.
Although we didn't win it's good that so much talent and hard work was recognised.
|Gordon Hodges, Joe Emler and Stephen Hoath as Hilarion, Florian and Cyril
2015: NODA East District 3 N-Ovation Award - Best Costumes
PBGS was thrilled to be awarded the NODA District 3 East N-Ovation Best Costume Award. NODA Rep Nova Horley praised the costumes for our 2014 production of Into the Woods and our 2015 production of HMS Pinafore.
|Into the Woods - Little Red and the Wolf
|Graham Breeze and Paula Fraser in HMS Pinafore
|David as Pooh Bah
PBGS was also Runner Up for Most Colourful and Suitable Costumes. I think everyone who saw the production would agree they were nothing less than fab!
|David Crew being presented with his Best Male Performance in a Musical award by Graham Thompson.
|Paula Fraser, receiving our Runner Up award for Most Colourful and Suitable Costumes for The Mikado.
Brian as Prince Charming in 'Trial by Jury'
Tenor Brian Miles was nominated for Best Male Performance in a Musical for his outstanding performances as Carboy (The Zoo) and Defendant (Trial by Jury) in our Spring 2013 Triple Bill.
2012: NODA East District 3 N-Ovation Award Nominations - Best Musical and Best Comedy Performance
Our wonderfully funny Spring 2012 Production of Patience received two nominations. It was nominated for the N-Ovation Best Musical Award and although we didn't win, being nominated for Best Musical is a considerable achievement against some very stiff competition. And Paula Fraser received an individual nomination for Best Comedy Performance for her 'Brummie' Patience.
|Paula Fraser as 'Patience'