Arts Richmond Swan Award Winners- Background
This past Sunday saw the 35th Arts Richmond Swan Awards event held at the impressive Landmark Arts Centre in Teddington. Swan Awards are given for outstanding performances and productions by amateur drama societies or performing arts groups in the Richmond Borough. This event was presented by David Rintoul and Vivian Heilbron and covered drama and musicals produced between September 2021 and July 2022.
Nominations & Awards
Another year of nominations for Dramacube!
In the category for Best Boy Performer aged 14 & under, we had nominations for Teddy Button as Drake in Annie Jr and Mathis de Bonnieres as Sandy the Dog in Annie Jr. On the night, Chester Barnes was awarded winner in this category for his role as Miss Agatha Trunchball in Matilda the Musical Jr!
Dramacube was also delighted to see one of our young performers, Alberta Best, win Best Girl Performer aged 14 & under for her role as Page to Sir John Falstaff in Henry IV Part 2 (Richmond Shakespeare Society). Dramacube young performer nominations also included: Ramona Sleight as Miss Hannigan in Annie Jr and Rosie Samuel as Genie in Aladdin Jr.
Our very own Matthew Bunn was nominated 3 out of 4 awards in the Best Youth Production category for his work on Aladdin Jr (Yellow Cast) and Annie Jr (Green Cast). However, his well-deserved win was awarded for Matilda the Musical!!
A last-minute surprise came at the end of the night in the form of a Wild Swan Award for our Magic Carpet & Aladdin’s Cave in Aladdin Jr and this was presented to Gary Stevenson and Lizzie Latimore. A wonderful end to a fabulous evening!
Seasons Past, Present & Future
We are so proud of all our young performers and they are all winners in our eyes! Our shows are made incredible, only due to the passion and commitment of our talented youth performers and their families. We would like to thank everyone who has chosen and supported Dramacube over the last 10 years – we look forward to another award-winning season!
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