David Liddiard, was nominated for the Shelley Lemesh trophy for the unsung hero.
Hoffi Munt, was nominated for the Louise English Award for a company member (under 30) who has made an outstanding contribution to their society.
And Parry Bates, was nominated for the Ken Wirdnam Trophy for best male character in a musical or operetta for his performance of The Man in Whistle Down the Wind.
However, even better than a nomination, Parry Bates won his category and was chosen as the winner out of the seventeen nominees!
This is fantastic news and it is well deserved. Well done Parry!
In the NODA review of Whistle Down the Wind, Jeanette Maskell, NODA representative in our region, said:
Parry Bates – (The Man) – When I heard Parry had been cast in this role I was concerned that at such a young age he may not have the life experience to take on such a huge challenge. How wrong can one be, this was an outstanding performance; emotionally charged mature and quite literally awe-inspiring. From his first Jesus Christ to his final Get out of here there was nothing that could be faulted; diction accent movement and expression was spot on. He interacted well with the children and the rapport between him and Sparrow grew throughout the performance culminating in the most exquisitely impassioned final scene. His numbers were well sung clear and expressive.