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.
2019: NODA East District 3 N-OVAtion Award nominations - Paula Fraser, Sue Wookey and Rachel Thomas for Best Female Actor in a Musical, and Graham Thompson for Best MD for The Grand Duke.
Well - we know PBGS is filled with outstanding female talent and this confirms it! Congratulations to Paula Fraser, Sue Wookey and Rachel Thomas, all of whom have been nominated for a N-OVAtion Award for 'Best Female Actor in a Musical'. Paula and Rachel for their roles as Desiree and Madam Armfeldt in October 2018's A Little Night Music and Sue for Baroness von Krakenfelt in our last show, The Grand Duke.
Three difficult and very different roles and while all three will be up against each other in the category, it's wonderful to have so much hard work recognised and we reckon it's a win all round!
And to add to the PBGS roll call, Graham Thompson is nominated for Best MD for The Grand Duke. Well done Graham!
From Nova Horley's Luton News Review of 2018 local productions:
|Shayn Dickens as Henrik|
"Best Performance in a Musical is Paul Ramsey as King Arthur in DMTC’s production of Spamalot, an excellent performance on all levels. Runners Up are Aimee McCulloch for her interpretation of Joanne in Rent for Griffin Players, Shayn Dickens for his angst-Wonderful to see three performances from our production of A Little Night Music featured in the Review!
ridden Henrik in Putteridge Bury Gilbert & Sullivan Society’s production of A Little Night Music, and from the same production, Paula Fraser as Desiree and Rachel Thomas as Madame Leonora, both giving well- crafted characterisations."
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'|