CDA 2016-2017 Theatre Festival Winners

Cornwall Drama Association

Theatre Festival Winners

2016 – 2017




CDA TROPHY  Best Musical Production

Helston Theatre Company   ‘Rent’


DORIS BERRYMAN TROPHY   Best Director in a Musical

Paul Blaber  – Helston Theatre Company   – ‘Rent’


SALLY ROBINSON TROPHY  Outstanding Musical Performance

Helston Theatre Company  –  ‘Rent’



Helston Theatre Company   –    ‘Cinderella’


CDA AWARD   Best Actor in a Musical

Dan Hargreaves   –  ‘MC’    –  Truro Amateur Operatic& Drama Society   – ‘Cabaret’


CDA AWARD  Best Actress in a Musical

Georgina Walkey    –  ‘Fraulein Schneider’    

Truro Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society  – ‘Cabaret’


CDA AWARD   Best Set in a Musical

Helston Theatre Company   – ‘Cinderella’


CDA AWARD    Best Costumes in a Musical

Page2Stage    – ‘The Little Mermaid’


CDA  AWARD  Best Performance in a Supporting Role – Musicals

Peter Collett  – ‘Cyrus Budge III Jr.’              

Carnon Downs Drama Group  – ‘By Jeeves’




CDA TROPHY    Best Play

Callington Amateur Dramatic Society   – ‘Funny Money’


EILEEN STRATTON TROPHY   Best set in a play

Newquay Dramatic Society   – ‘Lettice and Lovage’


FRED SHEPHERD TROPHY  Best Director in a play

Kathy Morris  – St Agnes Theatre Players  – ‘Time and the Conways’


EILEEN STRATTON TROPHY  Best Actress in a play

Julie Wheldon  – ‘Jean’   – Callington Amateur Dramatic Society  – ‘Funny Money’

RICHARD POULTER TROPHY   Best Actor in a play

Stuart Ellison   -‘Angelo’   – Newquay Dramatic Society   –

 ‘Crime on Goat Island’


MARY DOWNIE AWARD   Best Performance in a Supporting Role – Plays

Conan Coatsworth – ‘Alan’  – St Agnes Theatre Players  –

‘Time and the Conways’


PAULA THORNTON TROPHY  Best Costumes in a play

St Agnes Theatre Players   – ‘Time and the Conways’


PEPPER AWARD   Best One Act Play

Perranporth Players    –   ‘Bang You’re Dead’




 JOHN WALTON AWARD    Best Youth Performance


Young Generation  – ‘Hairspray’


CHRISTINE WOOLF AWARD   Fine Ensemble Playing

Helston Theatre Company  – ‘Rent’


PAMELA DINSMORE AWARD   Technical Achievement

Helston Theatre Company   – ‘Cinderella’



Roy Crosley Award

 Francesca Trebilcock as ‘Harriet’ in St Austell Players production of ‘Emma’


Ryan Bailey as ‘Peter Pan’ in Youngstagers production of ‘Peter Pan’


Special Awards

  1. Kit Kat Girls – Truro Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society’s production of ‘Cabaret’
  2. Youngstagers – flying effect in ‘Peter Pan’
  3. Young Generation – Excellent Choreography in ‘Hairspray’
  4. Helston Theatre Company – Excellent Choreography in ‘Cinderella
  5. John England & Rob Mitchell as Ugly Sisters – Helston Theatre Co’s Cinderella
  6. The Chefs – Porthtowan Youth Theatre Group’s  production- The Little Mermaid
  7. Jarrad Goldsworthy & Trenton Spear Duo in Heston Theatre Company’s – Rent