Drama awards & winners

Corvus Amateur Drama Society makes two annual awards, usually in January, either after a performance of the pantomime or at a suitable club event.
 
The Fred Sillence Award, named in honour of a former member and editor of the Royston Crow, is given "for outstanding contribution to the performing arts". It is open to anyone aged eighteen or over and living in Royston or the surrounding villages who has made a significant contribution to theatre or drama in the previous twelve months.
 
The Lizzie Houghton Award, also named in honour of a former member of the society, is given "for outstanding contribution to youth drama". It is open to anyone up to the age of eighteen living in Royston or the surrounding villages who has made a significant contribution to theatre or drama in the previous twelve months - this could be in a school, a club, a theatre or dance group, on stage, backstage, or for music or scriptwriting.
 
Nominations can be made for either award by anyone from the local area, and the committee will then vote on who should receive each award.  Award nominees do NOT have to be a member of CADS, or have been involved with CADS performances.  These awards are open to all comers.
 
 
The Fred Sillence Award
for outstanding contribution to the performing arts
 
2015 winner: Barbara Perry
 
Previous winners
2014 - Wendy Watts
2013 - Emma Shaw
2012 - Craig Maddox
2011 - Pauline Rowe
2010 - David Atkins
2009 - Louise Atkins
2008 - Jenny Warburton
2007 - Phil Rowe
2006 - Alison Bass
2005 - Emma Daintrey
2004 - Mike Holland
2003 - Barbara Maylor
2002 - Kathy Wholley
2001 - Kerry Hay
2000 - Joe Daintrey
 
The Lizzie Houghton Award
for outstanding contribution to youth drama
 
2015 winner: Daniel Gee
 
Previous winners
2014 - Alex Crockford
2013 - Nicky Paton
2012 - Alice Atkins
2011 - Scott Handley
2010 - Jenni Richards
2009 - Eliot Ruocco-Trenouth
2008 - Chloe Montrose
2007 - Ruth Turner
 

 
CADS' Achievements
 
Of course, CADS have also won a fair number of prizes and awards over the years for their efforts!  Items in bold were won, items in normal font were nominated.
 
2014 - Turn to Face the Change (2014) - Sawston Drama Festival -  Tamsin Cowley: Best Technical
 
2013 - Turn to Face the Change (2013) - Welwyn Drama Festival -  Adjudicator's Special Award, Ben Pierson nominated for best actor, Claire Hogan nominated for best actress
 
2013 - Turn to Face the Change (2013) - Cambridge Drama Festival -  Michael Young: Best Cameo Performance, Tamsin Cowley: Best Sound, Ben Pierson nominated for best actror, Claire Hogan nominated for best actress, Ian Cowley nominated for best actor
 
2011 - Caught in the Act - Cambridge Drama Festival - Best Overall Play, Jordan Worland: Best Actor, Bernadette Parsons nominated for best actress
 
2008 - The Case of the Prince Formerly Known as Hamlet: a Justin Thyme Mystery - Cambridge Drama Festival - Audience Appreciation Award, Joe Daintrey: Best Sound
 
2007 - A Separate Peace - Cambridge Drama Festival -  Best Overall Play, Audience Appreciation Award, Amy Marks: Best Cameo Performance
 
2006 - The Last Bread Pudding (2006) - Cambridge Drama Festival - Audience Appreciation Award, Kathy Young: Best Cameo Performance