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2015 DarkChat Awards

 

Below are the winners of the 9th Annual DarkChat Awards, which were announced at our annual awards ceremony Dorset on September 26th.

 

Unlike Dracula in 2014, no one show dominated, Superbolt Theatre's "Jurassic Park" winning the most awards with 3.

 

The full list of winners along with the other nominees can be found below, feel free to let us know your thoughts, and who might have been your own winners.

 

 

Best Comedy- Stewart Lee – A Room With A Stew

Eric’s Tales Of The Sea – a Submariners Yarn

Tom Parry- Yellow T Shirt

The Story Beast

Tom Neenan – The Andromeda Paradox

Chris Turner – XXV

Felicity Ward – What If There Is no Toilet?

Charlie Baker – Just The One

Justin Moorhouse – Destiny Calling

Marriage

Paul Foot

 

 

 Best Music - Bonjour Monsieur Nightfall

All The Kings Men

Nordic Raga Trip

Ali McGregor’s Jazzmattazz

Leodo : The Paradise

Not The End Of The World

 

 

Best Entertainment/Musical - Tatterdemalian 

Kevin McMahon – Quantum Magic

Portraits In Motion

What I Learned From Johnny Bevan

Not The End Of The World

Feast

Leodo: The Paradise

 

 

Best Play - Scaramouche Jones 

Jurassic Park

Oh Hello!

Marriage

Cornermen

Cleansed

The 56

What Would Spock Do?

 

 

Best Actor in a Play - Thom Tuck - Scaramouche Jones 

Jamie Rees - Oh Hello!

Raymond Wilson - Cleansed

Sam Donnelly – What Would Spock Do?

Andrew Livingstone - Cornermen

 

 

Best Actress in a Play - Joint Winners

Maria Askew – Jurassic Park & Celeste Dring - Marriage 

Danielle Phillips - The 56

Kaitlin Howard – The Alphabet Girl

Siofra Dromgoole - Cleansed

 

 

Best Director - Russell Bolam – Marriage 

Joe Lichenstein – Cornermem

Julia Midtgard – Cleansed

Charlotte Conquest – Not The End Of The World

Matthew Stevens Woodhead – The 56

 

 

Best Supporting Performance - Simon Maeder – Jurassic Park

Owen Roberts -Marriage

Bec Hill – Marriage**

Will Taylor – The 56

Samuel Skoog - Cleansed

Jesse Rutherford - Cornermen

**This may or not have been Camille Ucan and not Bec Hill.  Or a Pappy.  Dave still isn't sure and having checked on Twitter we're not sure Bec and Camille are either.

 

 

Best Song - Bye Bye Triceritops – Jurassic Park

Bloodstream – All The Kings Men

Padame – Bonjour Monsieur Nightfall

Wrecking Ball – All The Kings Men

It’s So Quiet – Ali McGregor’s Jazzmattazz

Father Knows Best – Not The End Of The World

 

 

Best Comedy Performance - Tom Parry- Yellow T Shirt

John Henry Falle - The Story Beast

Tom Neenan – The Andromeda Paradox

Chris Turner – XXV

Stewart Lee – A Room With A Stew

Felicity Ward – What If There Is No Toilet?

Charlie Baker – Just The One

Adam Riches – Marriage

 

 

Best Performance in Entertainment/Musical/Dance - Luke Wright – What I Learnt From Johnny Bevan

Henry Maynard- Tatterdemalian

Volker Gerling – Portraits In Motion

Josh Taylor – Not The End Of The World

Jennifer Swingler - Feast

 

 

Best Venue 

The Tron

C South

The Boards – Playhouse Theatre

Assembly Roxy

Summerhall

 

 

Special Award - Richard Soames – The Story Beast/ Marriage 

John-Luke Roberts – The Alternative Comedy Memorial Society

The Coxes for being top babysitters and the best 'Non-Godparents' that our boys have.

Dave Cox for his Ticket buying, and all round general organising of everyone

'Smee' and some of the rest of TTBT for happily entertaining my kids for longer than was necessary with talk of Star Wars and Dr Who!

 

 

Best Moment - Teddy Bear’s Picnic – The Story Beast

Anne (on her own) asking a Taxi Driver if he could take '3 ladies to The Pleasance'!

Rushing in a Taxi to The Pleasance giggling and full of gin

Harri & Dylan talking Star Wars & Dr Who with 'Smee' & 'Mrs Smee' from TTBT

'Chip Moustaches' in Reekies (by Dylan and Anne)

Repetitive Song – Vegas Nocturne

Legs Umbrella Dance – Tatterdemailion

Phil attacking audience member by mistake – Now Listen To Me Very Carefully

Umbrella Dinosaur – Jurassic Park

MacArthur Park Dance – Crap Music Rave Party

Ghostbuster Mix Tape – The Heist

Walking Out Of The Man – The Man

Walter Impersonation – One Man Breaking Bad

Legs Failing To Get Involved – Matthew Crosby

The Rap – Chris Turner - XXZ

Anne Dancing With A Shirtless Matthew Crosby

The Stillness of The 56

Final Choir – Not The End Of The World

Carrying Cow Poo On Flybe – Mark Thompson’s Space Cadets

“Playing With My Brother” – Ali McGregor’s Jazzmattazz

 

 

 Best Show - Oh Hello! 

Eric’s Tales Of The Sea – a Submariners Yarn

Jurassic Park

Leodo: The Paradise

Feast

Tom Parry- Yellow T Shirt

Scaramouche Jones

Kevin McMahon – Quantum Magic

Portraits In Motion

The 56

Stewart Lee – Room With A Stew

Paul Foot

Flight

What I learned From Johnny Bevan

Bollywood Express

Best Family Show - Ali McGregor's Jazzamataz

Peter Pan

Oz & The Sith Pirates

Mark Thompson's SpaceCadets

All The Kings Men

Shakespeare in the Garden - What You Will

Flight

Kevin McMahon – Quantum Magic

Bollywood Express

Gruffalos, Ladybirds and Other Beasts – With Julia Donaldson

 

 

Best Performance in a Family Show - Marc Alden Taylor- Peter Pan

The Cast Of Flight

John-Robert Partridge – Peter Pan

Ali McGregor – Ali McGregor’s Jazzamattazz

Kevin McMahon – Quantum Magic

Oliver Stephens – Shakespeare In The Garden

 

 

 

Strangest Show - Vegas Nocturne

Now Listen To Me Very Carefully

Feast