Who Were The Winners at The 18th PAL Awards?

Thank you to everyone who came along to the 18th PAL Awards evening at the Wigston College, Station Road, Wigston.

The winners were as follows:-

PRINCIPAL BOY
Aladdin Laura Hall TPADS
PRINCIPAL GIRL
Princess Jasmine Holly Durant TPADS
Cinderella Lily Woodhead MHYT
DAME
Dolly Ding Dong Geoff Freeman ELAPS
COMEDY ACT
Line & Sinker Zak Harris & Macauley Crossley Barrow
VILLAIN
King Rat Conrad McEwan GMDG
Evil Queen Jon Dylan Brown RATAE
MALE SUPPORT
Chester the Jester David Parker RATAE
FEMALE SUPPORT
Wishee Washee Kay Hampson SWMTG
YOUNG MALE PERFORMER
Capt. Cookie Noah Baguley ELAPS
Stanley Ethan King INFRARED
YOUNG FEMALE PERFORMER
Cinderella Lily Woodhead MHYT
Wendy Darling Emma Hollas Barrow
MAGICAL BEING
Tinsella Lorena Thorley ELAPS
ANIMAL
Wilf the Wolf Andy Wardle RATAE
CAMEO ROLE
Tianna & Oceanna Shakira Emery, Kiz Alexander Earl Shilton
SINGING
Cast & Chorus MHYT
DANCING
Cast & Chorus MHYT
SET DESIGN
Conrad McEwan GMDG
COSTUMES
Aimee-Louise Crossley Barrow
SCRIPT
Geoff Freeman ELAPS
SOUND
Mark Harrison RATAE
LIGHTING
Shaun Allen, Kieran Cooper SWMTG
FRONT OF HOUSE
Lynn Bradley Trinity
DIRECTOR
John Shaw RATAE
SPECIAL RECOGNITION
The Kraken Earl Shilton

GROUP OVERALL RESULTS
1st RATAE
2nd ELAPS
3rd Barrow
4th MHYT

We look forward to seeing you all again next season.

Who Came Out on Top – 17th Awards?

A big thankyou to everyone who came along to the 17th Salute to Pantomime PAL Awards evening and for making it our biggest event yet – roll on the 18th…

Here are the final results from the evening – a big well done to all who were nominated and who were the eventual winners.

FRONT OF HOUSE – SWMT

LIGHTING
George Grimley DUCKPOND

SOUND – Darren Portsmouth LATIMER

SET DESIGN – Ian Lay MTTG/
Mike Statham THRINGSTONE

COSTUMES – Gillian Bexon LATIMER

SINGING – Cast & Chorus MH YOUTH

DANCING – Cast & Chorus MH YOUTH

SCRIPT – Spencer Mitchell GMDG

DANCE TROUPE – Linda Williams Academy of Performing Arts MTTG

DIRECTOR – Laura Simms LATIMER

SPECIAL RECOGNITION – Fantastic opening song & Santa visit TRINITY

CAMEO ROLE – White Rabbit (Sam Hicks) TRINITY

ANIMAL – Lucy-Fur (Annette McQuillan) ELAPS

MAGICAL BEING  -Genie of the Lamp (Hannah Tomlinson) GMDG

MALE SUPPORT – Idle Jack (Ellis Barthorpe) MH YOUTH

FEMALE SUPPORT – Buttons (Kay Hampson) SWMT

YOUNG MALE  – Muddles (Matthew Smith) TRINITY

YOUNG FEMALE  -Casey Dwarf (Grace Conant) TRINITY

VILLAIN – Queen of Hearts (Jane Morris) LATIMER /
Queen Rat (Jo Dring) BARROW PG

COMEDY ACT – Igor & Muddles (Travis Merry & Matthew Smith) TRINITY

DAME – Ugly Sister Beryl (Mark Whitcombe) SWMT

PRINCIPAL GIRL – Rapunzel (Ellie Bowness) ELAPS

PRINCIPAL BOY – Dick Whittington (Katie Rose Parker) MH YOUTH

ADULT GROUPS

1ST Trinity Players (Snow White 7 the 7 Dwarfs)
2ND East Leake Amateur Players (Rapunzel)
3RD Barrow Pantomime Group (Dick Whittington)
4TH South Wigston Musical Theatre (Cinderella)

YOUTH GROUPS

1ST Barrow Youth Theatre (Robin Hood & the Sherwoodies)
2ND Market Harbourough Youth

17th PAL Awards Night Looming…

The judging season is now over and the committee want to say a big well done to you all for all your hard work entertaining countless audiences over the recent months.

As well as pleasing them you have also pleased us as it is apparent that the standard of pantomimes in Leicestershire has been higher than ever.

It does mean that we are now just a week away from the prestigious Awards Evening. Just a reminder that it takes place at Winstanley Community College, Braunstone, Leicester on 24th march 2018 starting at 7.30pm (doors open 7pm) – entry just £2 a ticket. As well as the awards and participation certificates, you will also see excerpts from a small number of this year’s entrants.

We won’t have a bar this year, although the committee will have tea/coffee/squash on tap, so do feel free to bring your own refreshments along to the event. There will also be a raffle on the night for you to buy tickets for.

We look forward to seeing you and declaring the eventual winners of The Blue Balloon Trophy and David Pollard Youth Shield for 2018.

 

2017/18 ENTRANTS TO DATE…

(updated 11th November 2017)

The list below is the groups entered into PALs 2017/18 season and to which judges are attending. It would be great for all members of PAL to try and visit other groups and their pantomimes – mutual support and all that. This page will be edited as more information reaches the PAL committee.

  • Swinford Operatic and Dramatic Society (SODS) are performing “A Long Time Ago” at Swinford Village Hall, Chapel Street, Swinford, LE17 6AZ, on 17-18 and 24-25 November 2017.
  • Highcliffe Amateur Theatrical Society (HATS) are performing “Paint The Town Red” between 23rd and 25th November 2017 at Highcliffe Primary School, Birstall, Leicester, LE4 3DL .
  • The Latimer Players bring us “Alice in Cuckoo Land” from 23rd to 25th November 2017.  Their shows are on stage at The Memorial Hall, Anstey Lane, Thurcaston, LE7 7JA
  • East Leake Amateur Players (ELAPS) are performing “Rapunzel” between 6th and 9th December 2017. This show is being performed at East Leake Village Hall, Main St, East Leake, LE12 6PF.
  • The Trinity Players perform “Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs” from 7th to 10th December 2017. Go along to their venue which is The Trinity Centre, Marchant Road, Hinckley, LE10 0LQ,.
  • Thringstone Panto & Drama Society are performing “Rapunzel – A Tangled Panto” at Thringstone House Community Centre, The Green, Main Street in the village. Perfromances take place at various times beteween 19th and 27th January 2018.
  • The Youth Theatre (Market Harborough) are set to perform Dick Whittington at The Welland Park Academy Theatre in Market Harborough. They have performances on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th January and then Thursday 1st, Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd February 2018.#
  • Fleckney Duckpond Players also rejoined the Pantomime Alliance this year and put out a number of fantastic shows to a number of audiences.
  • Barrow Adult and Youth Groups have both entered PAL separately this year so expect two for the price of one at the awards evening.

Pantomime Alliance New Season Begins

The first meeting of the Pantomime Alliance Committee (2017/18) season took place on Wednesday 6th September at Dock 218 (near The Space Centre, Leicester). Even now, it is apparent it is going to be a busy season. More details of that in a moment. What did come up is that we will definitely need MORE JUDGES this year to cover the number of entrants we have and the dates their pantomimes fall.

The reason for this is that we have a number of groups in Leicester and Leicestershire who enter year after year but, as there is no other organisation that does what The Pantomime Alliance does locally, we are increasingly having to go out of Leicestershire to visit groups who are keen to take part (Derbyshire, Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire). Judges don’t have to attend every meeting but should be able to attend the pantomimes and then feedback their scores/findings in a timely fashion so we can determine the winners of the categories we judge.

Meetings are held approximately once a month, the next one being 10th October. If you think you would be interested in judges do contact us or turn up on that night.

It is very enjoyable and rewarding and you get to see what other pantomimes groups, locally, are doing (you may even get ideas for your own group).

Here’s to a successful 2017/18 pantomime season.

EVERYONE’S A WINNER

A big thank you to everyone who came along to the Awards Night on Saturday 25th March 2017 and well done to all who were nominated and won their categories. here is a full list of those winners.

PRINCIPAL BOY
ELAPS - HANS HUNTER (LILY FOX) JOINT
STAGEWORKS - TOM (EMMA SMITH) JOINT

PRINCIPAL GIRL
HUNCOTE - CINDERELLA (MEGAN DALBY)

DAME
GMDG - AUNTIE GLUTEN (SPENCER MITCHELL)

COMEDY ACT
HUNCOTE - UGLY SISTERS FIFI & FRU-FRU (DAVID WILLCOX & WARREN GRIFFITHS)

VILLAIN
HIGHCLIFFE - QUEEN BEE (SUE WITHERS)

MALE SUPPORT
LAST MINUTE - JACK FROST (MICHAEL RAWNSLEY)

FEMALE SUPPORT
MTTG - MARY (DEBBIE SHREEVE) JOINT
LAST MINUTE - SNOW WITCHES (NICOLA LAMBERT, CLAIRE GIBBINS, CLAIRE
SULLEN} JOINT

YOUNG MALE PERFORMER
STAGEWORKS - CHAMBERLAIN (HARRY WELLS) JOINT
RATAE - CLOCK (CHARLIE NEWCOMBE) JOINT

YOUNG FEMALE PERFORMER
HUNCOTE - BUTTONS (POPPY MARRIOTT) WINNER FULL MARKS!

MAGICAL BEING
HUNCOTE - FAIRY KINDHEART (ROSIE WILLCOX)

ANIMAL
ELAPS - RUFF THE DOG (ANNETTE MCQUILLAN) JOINT
STAGEWORKS - PUSS (SAFFRON PENNEL) JOINT

CAMEO ROLE
ELAPS - EDDIE THE EAGLE (RICHARD HESK) JOINT
STAGEWORKS - FARMER TED (JOHN CULLINANE) JOINT

SINGING
ELAPS

DANCING
LAST MINUTE

SET DESIGN
SWMTG - TONY FAITHFUL-WRIGHT

COSTUME
LAST MINUTE - MICHAEL RAWNSLEY

SCRIPT
HUNCOTE - DAVE WILLCOX WINNER

SOUND
ELAPS - JOHN BROGAN

LIGHTING
LAST MINUTE

DIRECTOR
ELAPS - GILL BOWNESS WINNER

FRONT OF HOUSE
LAST MINUTE - DAVID MILLS, JAY GIBBINS, MATTHEW GIBBINS

SPECIAL RECOGNITION
ELAPS - ELEANOR BOWNESS (MUSICAL DIRECTOR)

DANCE TROUPE
MTTG - LINDA WILLIAMS ACADEMY OF PERFORMING ARTS

Blue Balloon Trophy Results
1ST - ELAPS
2nd - Last Minute
3rd - Huncote

Enjoy the break from panto and we wish you success with any shows you are involved in during the rest of the year (be sure to let us know so we can promote you.

We look forward to having you back for the next pantomime season in due course.

 

16th PAL Awards Event Soon Upon Us

The Pantomime Alliance of Leicestershire’s 16th Awards night is less than a month away. Groups from all around Leicester, Leicestershire and the neighbouring counties have auditioned, rehearsed and performed extremely well.

Judges from PAL have been along to the pantomimes and judged them all on the categories we have on our criteria. It is fair to say it has not been an easy season to judge in the slightest.

There is just one more to be judged this coming weekend, then a meeting a couple of days after will bring all the results together to calculate who the successful groups are in each award.

Just a quick reminder that we need you to contact us with any unsung heroes you want us to recognise and any nominations for a charity close to your groups heart which we will give a discretionary donation to at this year’s event.

Talking of the event. It is at Winstanley Community College, Braunstone, as always on Saturday 25th March. It starts at 7.30pm with doors open from 7pm. Last year’s format worked really well so we have planned this year to do much the same and we have around 5 groups performing small excerpts from their production at the event.

Come along, enjoy the night for just £2 a ticket and hopefully walk away with participation certificates, category awards and maybe even the Blue Balloon Trohpy for Pantomime of The Year 2017…

 

See you there.