GMDF Awards


Last Post: 14th October 2017

GMDF (Greater Manchester Drama Federation) awards ceremony. Our most successful evening yet at the full-length play festival theatre awards, winning 5 out of the 10 nominations we achieved for the 2016-2017 season. The greatest number awarded to any one society for play productions in that season. Dawn Rowe won the best actress award for her performance as Marie Hoff in last November’s production of ‘The rise and fall of little voice’. Sophie Lord was given the adjudicators discretionary award for her performance as LV in the same production. Carolanne Connolly’s production of ‘Kiss me like you mean it’ won the adjudicators discretionary award as the best overall production of the season.

Lynne Atkinson won the award for best actress in a supporting role for ‘Kiss me like you mean it’ Paul McGowan won the award for best Actor in a supporting role in ‘Kiss me like you mean it’. The awards were presented at the Last Drop Hotel in Bolton and was attended by several hundred members of theatre groups from across the region as far apart as Macclesfield in the south to our society in the north.

The Players also achieved nominations in respect of best director for Carolanne Connolly and Patrick Duffy, Best Actress for Helena Rose-Soule, Best Actor for Martyn Frost, Best supporting actress for Beth Turnbull, Best supporting Actor for Tom Cross, Best production for ‘The rise and fall of little voice’ and for the technical team in the Technical award category.

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