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2018 DarkChat Awards

 

So the 12th Annual DarkChat Awards are over for another year, held at our glittering ceremony, this year held in Poole on September 15th.   Twitter was abuzz as we instantly announced the winners causing considerable excitement (especially in parts of Somerset!)

 

This year 44 different shows received a total of 127 nominations in our 18 different categories, "Michael Morpugo's Kensuke's Kingdom" led the way with 8 nominations and took home the gong for Best Family Show, Best Show went to Sean Mahoney's wonderful "Until You Hear That Bell" while "The Frogs" collected the most wins on the night with 4 different awards.

 

The full list of nominees in each category can be found below each winner, feel free to let us know your thoughts, and who might have been your winners.

 

The reviews for all of the shows we saw can be found by checking out our 2018 Reviews page or clicking here.

 

 

BEST COMEDY - ACCIDENT AVOIDANCE FOR CUTLERY USERS TRAINING – LEVEL 2  

JERRY SADOWITZ – LET’S MAKE COMEDY GRATE AGAIN

JORDAN BROOKES – BLEED

JOHN HENRY FALLE – THE STORY BEAST – THIS IS BARDCORE

RICHARD SOAMES – LET’S MAKE A MOVIE

ROB AUTON – THE TALK SHOW  

DON JUAN

MARK WATSON : INFINITE SHOW

ROSIE JONES – FIFTEEN MINUTES

 

 

BEST MUSIC - DAVID BADDIELS’S ANIMALCOLM

HAMILTON ( LEWIS) – THE MUSICAL

OTOSOTR

INFINITA

TIBETAN MONKS SACRED DANCE

VIRGIN

 

 

SPECIAL AWARD - RUTH AND MIKE FOR PUTTING UP ( AND PUTTING UP WITH) THE BALDWINS

THE SET – KEN

VAL MCDIERMID – MILES JUPP INTERVIEWS

KIRI PRITCHARD – MCLEAN – COMEDY CLUB 4 KIDS

IVO GRAHAM – COMEDY CLUB 4 KIDS

DANCING - TO HAVE DONE WITH THE JUDGEMENT OF GOD

 

 

BEST ENTERTAINMENT/MUSICAL/DANCE - THE FROGS

MILES JUPP INTERVIEWS

INFINITA

FLIGHT

DAVID BADDIEL’S ANIMALCOLM

EDINBURGH GIN SAFARI

 

 

BEST PERFORMANCE IN AN ENTERTAINMENT/ MUSICAL - MARCUS MAY – THE FROGS

-LETITIA HECTOR - HAMILTON ( LEWIS) – THE MUSICAL

NELE VAN DEN BROECK – NELE NEEDS A HOLIDAY

SIMON DAVID – VIRGIN

-ELISSA DUN - AND PEGGY

LUCY EDGE – DAVID BADDIEL’S ANIMALCOLM

MATTHEW HAMPER – DAVID BADDIEL’S ANIMALCOLM 

 

 

BEST PLAY - KEN

THE WAVES

YEN

UNTIL YOU HEAR THAT BELL

DON JUAN

SHAKESPEARE IN THE GARDEN – AS YOU LIKE IT

MICHAEL MORPURGO’s KENSUKE’S KINGDOM 

 

 

STRANGEST SHOW - FLIGHT

JERRY SADOWITZ – LET’S MAKE COMEDY GRATE AGAIN

LOUISE REAY – ERASERHEAD

 

 

BEST PERFORMANCE IN A PLAY - SEAN MAHONEY - UNTIL YOU HEAR THAT BELL

JEREMY STOCKWELL – KEN

TERRY JOHNSON – KEN

ALICE MARY COOPER - THE WAVES

DANIEL PARKER - YEN

INDIA OPZOOMER – DINING AL DESKO

AARON DOUGLAS – MICHAEL: MORPURGO’s KENSUKE’S KINGDOM

 

 

BEST SONG/ MUSIC PERFORMANCE - TROUSERS – COMEDY CLUB 4 KIDS – JAY FOREMAN

ARIADNE – THE FROGS

CATERPILLAR SICK – COMEDY CLUB 4 KIDS – JAY FOREMAN

THE JAM SONG – THE STORY BEAST x 2   

DANCING WITH TEARS IN YOUR EYES -  ACCIDENT AVOIDANCE FOR CUTLERY USERS TRAINING – LEVEL 2

 

 

BEST FREE SHOW - Grainne Maguire - What Has The News Ever Done For Me?

Split Egg: A Magic Show About Being Twins

 

 

BEST VENUE - BATH THEATRE BUS

A PRETEND AEROPLANE OUTSIDE SUMMERHALL

MCEWAN HALL

PLEASANCE COURTYARD

UNDERBELLY BRISTO SQUARE

 

 

 BEST PERFORMANCE IN A CHILDREN’S SHOW - ALICE MARY COOPER – WAVES

EMILY WILSON KNIGHT – ONE GIANT LEAP FOR JUNE

JAVIER JARQUIN – CARD NINJA

RICK CONTE – THE TIME MACHINE

CHARLIE BAKER – THE GREATEST GOAT OF ALL TIME

AARON DOUGLAS – MICHAEL MORPURGO’S KENSUKE’S KINGDOM

 

 

BEST COMEDY PERFORMANCE

CHARLIE V MARTIN – THE 24/7 SHOW

JERRY SADOWITZ – LET’S MAKE COMEDY GRATE AGAIN

BRYONY REDMAN – SKETCH ARTIST

JORDAN BROOKES – BLEED

JOHN HENRY FALLE – THE STORY BEAST – THIS IS BARDCORE

RICHARD SOAMES – LET’S MAKE A MOVIE

ANDREW PATERSON – DON JUAN  

ROB AUTON – THE TALK SHOW  

IAN CRAWFORD – ACCIDENT AVOIDANCE FOR CUTLERY USERS TRAINING – LEVEL 2

ROSIE JONES : FIFTEEN MINUTES

 

 

BEST DIRECTOR - YAEL SHAVIT – UNTIL YOU HEAR THAT BELL

BENJI SPERRING -   HAMILTON ( LEWIS) – THE MUSICAL

HETTY HODGSON & ALICE CLARKE – YEN

SCOTT ROGERS – THE FROGS

LEO GENE PETERS – DON JUAN

 

 

BEST SUPPORTING PERFORMANCE - HARRY DALLIMORE – THE FROGS

LIBERTY BUCKLAND - HAMILTON ( LEWIS) – THE MUSICAL

LOUIS MACKRODT - HAMILTON ( LEWIS) – THE MUSICAL

JACK FIROOZAN – YEN

LOUISA MATHIEO – YEN

GASYAHEH VLIEGHE – YEN

SAM BATTERSEA – THE GREATEST GOAT OF ALL TIME

JAMES JIP – MICHAEL MORPURGO’S KINGDOM

REBECCA STANIE – MICHAEL MORPURGO’S KINGDOM 

 

 

BEST FAMILY SHOW (Must  Have Received A 10 From A Child) - Michael Morpurgo’s Kensuke’s Kingdom

Card Ninja

Dark Room For Kids

Dick & Dom : Dick v Dom

Comedy Club 4 Kids

David Baddiel’s Animalcom

 

 

BEST SHOW ( MUST HAVE RECEIVED AN ADULT 10) - Until You Hear That Bell

Ken

The Waves

Infinita

Jordan Brookes – Bleed

The Story Beast – This Is Bardcore

Dick & Dom v Dick & Dom

Tibetan Monks Sacred Dance

Mark Watson – The Infinite Show

Rob Auton – The Talk Show

Michael Morpurgo’s Kensuke’s Kingdeom

Don Juan

Accident Avoidance For Cutlery Users Training – Level 2

 

 

BEST MOMENT - THE BOYS MEETING RADZI FROM BLUE PETER

FOOD AND DRINK AT THE OXFORD BAR

SWISS CHALET BOOKS – VAL MCDIERMID – MILES JUPP INTERVIEWS

THE BOYS MINGLING AT AGENT NOVEMBER INVESTIGATES  

THROWING BALL AT AUDIENCE – INFINITA

HEADPHONES – JORDAN BROOKES – BLEED

MIRRORED PASSENGERS – FLIGHT

BOXING SKIPPING AND SPEAKING – UNTIL YOU HEAR THAT BELL

SLOW CAR CHASE – RICHARD SOAMES – LET’S MAKE A MOVIE

COLIN – DOES GINGER KNOW YOU’RE HERE? – DON JUAN  

SPOON SAFETY/ CUTLERY INJURIES – ACCIDENT AVOIDANCE FOR CUTLERY USERS TRAINING – LEVEL 2  

ELASTIC/ BRICK – KEN  

“FLY PLANES” – CHARLIE V MARTIN – THE 24/7 SHOW  

BJORK – BRIONY REDMAN – SKETCH ARTIST  

RADIO AERIAL – INFINITA  

COMING OUT TO HER PARENTS STORY – ROSIE JONES  

SHEEP COSTUME – SHAKESPEARE IN THE GARDEN – AS YOU LIKE IT  

RANDOM QUESTIONS – ROB AUTON – THE TALK SHOW  

FIG ROLLS – JOHN HEGLEY  

ORANG UTAN PUPPETRY – MICHAEL MORPURGO’S KENSUKES’S KINGDOM  

FLOWERS – WILDE CREATURES

JAY FOREMAN LOSING ( THEN FINDING HIS BAG)

BEING ON STAGE WITH DICK AND DOM

KATE BEING CALLED OUT ABOUT HER EASTER DECORATIONS

NEARLY MISSING VIV GROSKOP AS HAVING TOO MUCH OF A LOVELY TIME DRINKING WINE WITH RUTH

PINT OF GIN

TOM BRACE MAGIC MINI SHOW,