The Awards Ceremony

After a lengthy speech by Ian he eventually got round to the awards themselves.  This was done very well with video clips showing all the nominees in their performances.  Tom Round was presenting the awards (Alistair Donkin presented the Children's section).

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Here we see Nick being presented with the "Best Male Voice" Award

All the results are listed below - this list was scanned in from the letter from Ian Smith which arrived 23rd August 1999

 

    6th GILBERT AND SULLIVAN FESTIVAL WINNERS

INTERNATIONAL CHAMPIONS THE YEOMEN OF THE GUARD DERBY

SECOND PLACE THE SORCERER / THE ZOO ROSEHILL

THIRD PLACE UTOPIA LIMITED TRENT OPERA

 

BEST CHORUS NOMINATIONS

The Yeomen of the Guard Derby

The Sorcerer Rosehill

Utopia Limited Trent

The Grand Duke Seattle

WINNER The Grand Duke Seattle

 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR NOMINATIONS

David Bradley Pooh Bah Mikado Camberley

Simon Theobald Sir Richard Yeomen Derby

David Heathcote Defendant Trial Pennine

WINNER Simon Theobald Sir Richard Yeomen Derby

 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS NOMINATIONS

Dawn Foxall Phoebe Yeomen Derby

Edie Hoppin Lisa Grand Duke Seattle

Kay Byle Mad Margaret Ruddigore Savoynetters

WINNER Edie Hoppin Lisa Grand Duke Seattle

 

BEST CONCERTED ITEM NOMINATIONS

Strange Adventure Yeomen Derby

The Madrigal Ruddigore Savoynetters

Strange the views some people hold Grand Duke Seattle

WINNER Strange the views some people hold Grand Duke Seattle

 

BEST MALE VOICE NOMINATIONS

Nick Sales Col. Fairfax Yeomen Derhv

Nicholas Maude  Frederic  Pirates Abbots Langley

Nick Sales Capt. Fitzbattleaxe Utopia Ltd Trent

WINNER Nick Sales Capt. Fitzbattleaxe Utopia Ltd Trent

 

BEST FEMALE VOICE NOMINATIONS

Deborah Norman Princess Zara Utopia Trent

Shani D'Cruze Rose Maybud Ruddigore Savoynetters

Marianne Murray Josephine Pinafore Brussels

WINNER Deborah Norman Princess Zara Utopia Trent

 

BEST CHARACTER ACTOR NOMINATIONS

Ian Stewart    King Gama      Princess Ida     Bristol

Peter Barker-Jones    Sir Joseph Porter     HMS Pinafore    Brussels

Howard Tumbull Duke of Plaza-Toro Gondoliers Fest. Production

WINNER Howard Turnbull Duke of Plaza-Toro Gondoliers Fest. Production

 

BEST CHARACTER ACTRESS NOMINATIONS

Pauline Weiss Duchess of Plaza-Toro Gondoliers Fest. Production

Margaret Askam Dame Cauruthers Yeomen Derby

Margaret Featherstone Eliza The Zoo Rosehill

WINNER Margaret Featherstone Eliza The Zoo Rosehill

 

BEST MUSICAL DIRECTOR NOMINATIONS

Richard Stockton Mikado Camberley

Christine Nicklin Yeomen Derby

Alan Lund The Grand Duke Seattle

WINNER Christine Nicklin Yeomen Derby

 

BESTPRODUCER NOMINATIONS

Andrew Nicklin Yeomen Derby

Gordon Humphries The Zoo / Sorcerer Rosehill

Andrea Atherton lolanthe St Mary's

WINNER Andrew Nicklin Yeomen Derby

 

BEST MALE PERFORMER NOMINATIONS

Howard Nelson Jack Point Yeomen Derby

Stephen Godward Wilfred Shadbolt Yeomen Derby

Garrett Brown Ludwia Grand Duke Seattle

WINNER Stephen Godward Wilfred Shadbolt Yeomen Derby

 

BEST FEMALE PERFORMER NOMINATIONS

Elizabeth Watkins Elsie Yeomen Derby

Christine Peters Julia Jellicoe Grand Duke Seattle

Deborah Norman Princess Zara Utopia Trent

WINNER Elizabeth Watkins Elsie Yeomen Derby

 

BEST ANIMATED CHORUS NOMINATIONS

The Sorcerer Rosehill

The Yeomen of the Guard Derby

lolanthe St Mary's R.C. High School

WINNER lolanthe St Mary's R.C. High School,

 

ADJUDICATORS SPECIAL AWARD

This festival has seen some top class chorus work & to respect this backbone of the festival the award goes to

 

WINNER Ann Redfern The 'Slops' maid The Sorcerer Rosehill

 

We then went round to the club for the final session

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Phyllis and Derek "sank" a few pints

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The Derby group survey their "pots"

We had a quick sing and all went home - until next year