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AWARDS & OTHER NEWS

October 2005
Daily Echo Curtain Call Awards

Richard Neal as Truscott in LootRichard Neal wins the 2005 Daily Echo Curtain Call Award for Best Actor in a Comedy for his portrayal of Truscott in Loot which was nominated in two other categories. Flesh & Blood also received three nominations.


October 2004
Daily Echo Curtain Call Awards

Tony Feltham wins the 2004 Daily Echo Curtain Call Award for Best Actor in a Comedy for his portrayal of Lord Fancourt in Charley's Aunt which was nominated in three other categories. The Hollow also received a nomination.


Richard Neal with his Best Director awardOctober 2003
Daily Echo Curtain Call Awards

Nominated in five categories, On the Razzle wins the 2003 Daily Echo Curtain Call Award for Best Director of a Comedy - Richard Neal. The Lion in Winter also received three nominations.

 


February 2002
An Inspector Calls breaks box office records

The cast and production team were left stunned by the phenomenal success of An Inspector Calls.

We played to full houses for three nights as J.B Priestley's classic thriller proved a popular choice for regular theatre-goers as well as many local schoolchildren studying the play for GCSE. The total of 1,600 tickets sold was a box office record!

Director Martin Matthews is pictured proudly standing alongside a 'Sold Out' sign at the theatre entrance.


February 2002
AGM

Retiring Tivoli Theatre Manager Malcolm Angel (right) was a special guest at the club's AGM where he received a special gift in recognition of the support he has given Wimborne Drama. It was Malcolm who in 1994 invited us to become the Tivoli Theatre's resident amateur company.

The AGM was chaired by our new President, Anthony Oliver. Anthony is a long standing patron of the group and is also a respected Town Councillor and the current Mayor of Wimborne.

Outgoing Secretary Carolyn Hewitt was presented with a potted rose for her six years' service on the Management Committee.


October 2001
Double success for The Madness
of George III

The Madness of George III picked up two prestigious Daily Echo Curtain Call Awards at the annual awards ceremony in Bournemouth.

Richard Neal won Best Director of a Drama or Thriller (The Barbara Warde Cup)

Geoff Whipp scooped the award for Best Actor in a Drama or Thriller for his outstanding portrayal of the title role

Richard Neal receives the Barbara Warde Cup from Evelyn Wakeford (photo courtesy of the Daily Echo)

September 2001
Sir Michael bows out as President

We have said a big ‘thank you’ to our President Sir Michael Hanham who is retiring as the club’s President at the end of the year. Sir Michael has been our President for 25 years and both he and Lady Hanham have been excellent supporters of the club, both in our previous life at the Allendale Centre and now at the Tivoli Theatre.

At a Garden Party for more than 100 guests held at Deans Court, Chairman Paul Dodman presented a paperweight to Sir Michael and a bouquet of flowers to Lady Hanham, and thanked them for their enthusiastic support over the years.

A raffle at the Garden Party raised over £180 for the Tivoli Theatre Dressing Rooms Appeal.

Sir Michael & Lady Hanham with Paul Dodman