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  • Writer's pictureThe Beagle

Canberra Area Theatre Awards nominations announced: BTP well represented


At the recent Canberra Area Theatre Awards nominations evening, this year’s Bay Theatre Players productions received a number of mentions. The awards ceremony itself will be held on 23 February 2019 in Canberra.

Congratulations to the following on receiving nominations in recognition of their hard work and talent, in a pool of productions from an area reaching from Wollongong, west to Dubbo, and down to Albury on the Victorian border.

The following were nominated for:

BEST PRODUCTION - Talking Heads directed by Jenny Kohlhagen


Above: the production crew and cast of ‘Talking Heads’ including Candy Burgess and Narell Murdoch;

BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE IN A PLAY - Candy Burgess as Irene in ‘A Lady of Letters’ in Talking Heads

BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE IN A PLAY - Narell Murdoch as Susan in ‘Bed Among the Lentils’ in Talking Heads

BEST LIGHTING – Martyn Lloyd for A Midsummer Night’s Dream


Above: Martyn Lloyd designed the amazing lighting for ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

BEST SET FOR A PLAY - Sam Lloyd (design), Eric Haslam and Geoff Philpott (construction) and Nikki Bath (scenic design) for A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Two ex-BTP members who are now with other theatre groups also received nominations. Regular theatre goers will remember Cody Winward, who received a nomination for best costumes for a musical or variety show in Les Miserables, Albatross Musical Theatre Company, Nowra and a more recent ‘graduate’ of our youth theatre group, Annabelle Scobie who received a nomination for best youth actress in a leading role in a musical as the Witch in Into The Woods, Wollongong High School of the Performing Arts.


Above: Roy Smith and Anjelica Ward on the fabulous set of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’.

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