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The Technical Theatre Awards Winners Announced

October 2015


The Technical Theatre Awards (TTAs), which celebrates the achievements of people working behind the scenes, has announced its winners at a well-attended ceremony on the Sunborn Yacht during PLASA London 2015 hosted by Iain Gillie, Managing Director of PW Productions.

 

Now in its third year, the TTAs was established to give due credit to the often unsung heroes and heroines that work backstage to make the theatre magic happen.

 

The nominees and winners were:

 

The "AdVision TV" Award for Outstanding Achievement in Wardrobe

Anna Edwards McConway (Winner)

Tony Priestley

Jessica Houghton

 

The "Charcoalblue" Award for Venue Sustainability

New Wimbledon Theatre (Winner)

Arcola Theatre

 

The "d&b audiotechnik" Award for Outstanding Achievement in Sound

David Gregory (Winner)

Ed Feguson

Alex Caplen

Chris Reid

 

The "Douglas Turnbull" Award for Outstanding Achievement in Company Management (Sponsored by Investec Opera Holland Park)

Katy Byrant (Winner)

Bernard Davies

Ba Penney

Nigel Pentland

 

The "eStage" Award for Outstanding Achievement in Stage Crew

Geoff Grint (Winner)

James Kazwini

John Hayel

 

The "ETC" receiving venue team of the year award

Theatre Royal Newcastle (Winner)

Royal Albert Hall

Gordon Craig Theatre

Regent Theatre Stoke-on-Trent

Harlow Playhouse

 

The "Philips" Award for Outstanding Achievement in Lighting

Andrew Murrell (Winner)

Andy Taylor

Tom Young

Graham Leesmith

 

The "Pigs Might Fly South" Award for Outstanding Achievement in Wigs & Makeup

Craig Forrest (Winner)

Stefan Musch

Linda Halpin

 

The "PRG" Award for Outstanding Achievement in Production Management

Gary Beestone (Winner)

Kieron Docherty

Stewart Crosbie

Jim Leaver

 

The "PW Productions" Award for Outstanding Achievement in Prop Making

Robin Morgan (Winner)

Gary Hardy-Brown

Paul Brown

 

The "Rigging Team" Award for Outstanding Achievement in Automation

The Twins FX (Winner)

David Greatex

Richard Willcox

Musa Halimeh

 

The "Robe" Hire Company Team of the Year Award

Showforce (Winner)

LUX Technical

Quantum Special Effects Group

 

The "Triple E" Award for Outstanding Achievement in Flys & Rigging

Tony Miles (Winner)

Mario colaluca

 

The "USITT" Award for Outstanding Achievement in Scenic Artistry

Steve Arnott (Winner)

James Rowse

Richard Nutborne

 

The "Design Software Solutions" Award for Outstanding Achievement in Education

Sara Scott (Winner)

Martin Hodgson

Oliver Brown

 

The "GDS" & "SMA" Award for Outstanding Achievement in Stage Management

Robert Clayton (Winner)

Jack Wigley

Matthew Cullun

Pippa Meyer

 

The "SNP Productions" Award for Outstanding Achievement in Media Server Programming

Jon Lyle (Winner)

Nick Malbon

 

The "Total Solutions Group" Award for Outstanding Achievement in Set Construction

Dave Simmons (Winner)

Davy Thayer

Ricky Parr

 

The TTAs announced nominees for its 2015 awards in June, as voting opened during the ABTT Theatre Show in London.

 

A total of 59 individuals and venues were nominated across 18 awards covering all disciplines of technical theatre. According to organisers, more than 1,500 people registered, submitting votes for the awards online.

 

"We're delighted with the success of the third Technical Theatre Awards and would like to thank everyone who nominated and came to the ceremony to celebrate the incredible work of so many," said founder and organiser, Ian Taylor. 

 

"Over the past three years the TTAs has received an ever growing amount of support from both individuals and the industry as a whole. As we continue to develop and improve the awards them look to the industry to get involved in supporting and shaping the future of the awards.” 

 

He continued: “As we develop relationships with industry associations and organisations we hope to continue to improve the nomination, shortlisting and voting process. These awards are for people working in the industry, created and operated by the industry, and we hope they will continue to grow and become an invaluable asset."

 

www.technicaltheatreawards.com

 

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