2009-2010

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (29 May – 1 June 2009)

Brussels Light Opera Company presents

De Bosuil, Jesus Eik  29 May – 1 June

Stephen Sonheim’s music and lyrics recount the hilarious tale of a Roman slave named Pseudolus and his attempts to win his freedom by helping his young master woo the girl next door. Zany vaudevillian nonsense, plot twists, turns and roundabouts make Forum one of the most loved Broadway hits of all time.

 

BUTT Awards 2010 – Results

 

BUTTies 2009/2010

 

For each award the nominees are listed in alphabetical order, followed by the winner

Best Show 

A Midsummer Night’s Dream (BSS)
Oscar and the Lady in Pink (ATC / BATS)
Someone to Watch Over Me (ECC)
The Red Death (ECC)
Three Tall Women (ECC)

Winner Someone to Watch Over Me (ECC) 
(Tied with A Midsummer Night’s Dream on votes received, audience at Butties were asked to select winner on day by secret ballot)

Director

Malinda COLEMAN  (The Cherry Orchard, Oscar and the Lady in Pink)
Róisín DORE (Four Samuel Becket plays – All That Fall, Breath, Play, Catastrophe)
Deborah GRIFFITH (A Midsummer Night’s Dream)
Janet MIDDLETON (Three Tall Women)
Caraigh MCGREGOR (The Yellow Wallpaper)
 
Winner Deborah GRIFFITH

Actor

Noel GRIFFIN [Christy and Mr Barrell (All that Fall); Sir Oliver Kix (Chaste Maid in Cheapside); Demetrius (A Midsummer Night’s Dream)]
Brian HARTNETT [Matthew (Come on Over)]
Colum HATCHELL [Edward (Someone to Watch Over Me)] 
Tim MYERS [Leonid Gayev (The Cherry Orchard); Philip (The Red Death); Bottom (A Midsummer Night’s Dream)]
 
Winner Colum HATCHELL 

Actress

Ruth ENGLAND(Oscar and the Lady in Pink)
Lyn WAINWRIGHT [‘A’ (Three Tall Women)] 
Ticky CLARK [Puck (A Midsummer Night’s Dream)]
 
Winner Ruth ENGLAND

Producer

Carrie CAUNCE [The Red Death] 
Diane GRAY [Under Milk Wood]
Eileen SUTTON [Four Samuel Becket plays – All That Fall, Breath, Play, Catastrophe]
Catriona WHITE [A Midsummer Night’s Dream]
 
Winner Carrie CAUNCE

Stage Management

Sue BOTTERELL [Seven Year Itch, Three Tall Women, Under Milk Wood, A Midsummer Night’s Dream]
Malcolm HISEMAN [Four Samuel Becket plays – All That Fall, Breath, Play, Catastrophe]
Alice PERRY [Someone to Watch Over Me, Julius Caesar]
 
Winner Sue BOTTERELL

Sound

Pirates of Penzance (Nick Heenan)
The Cherry Orchard (Carrie Caunce)
The Red Death (Glenn Vaughan)
Under Milk Wood (Carrie Caunce)
 
Winner The Red Death

Lighting

Four Samuel Becket plays (Carsten Koester & Róisín Dore)
Oscar and the Lady in Pink (Graham Duthie, Alma Forsyth & Róisín Dore)
The Red Death (Barbara Daw & Robin Jezek)
The Yellow Wallpaper (Carsten Koester)
 
Winner The Yellow Wallpaper

Publicity Design

A Midsummer Night’s Dream (BSS)
Someone to Watch Over Me (Conrad Toft)
The Cherry Orchard (Sandra Lizioli, John Baldwin)
Three Tall Women (Janet Middleton, Róisín Dore)
 
Winner A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Front of House / Box Office

A Midsummer Night’s Dream (FoH, Diana Deeks, Box Off Liz Merrill, Michel Didier)
Cafe Theatre (ATC)
Pirates of Penzance (FoH Heather Bathgate; Box Off Steve Stabler)
The Cherry Orchard (FoH Janet Middleton; Box Off Conrad Toft & Sally Gilland)
 
Winner The Cherry Orchard

Properties

A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Andrea Theinert & Donatella Camminante)
The Cherry Orchard (Zsuzsanna Dákai)
The Red Death (Louise Nugent)
 
Winner A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Costumes

A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Sheila Hewitt)
The Cherry Orchard (Iona Hamilton & Mossy Roche)
The Red Death (Iona Hamilton)
 
Winner A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Make up and Hair

A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Ruth Ivory, Marta Feliu & Sina Naebkhil)
Four Samuel Becket plays (Lionel Brichette)
The Red Death (ECC)
Three Tall Women (Malinda Coleman
 
Winner A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Set design and/or construction

A Midsummer Night’s Dream (BSS)
Four Samuel Becket plays (Róisín Dore, Malcolm Hiseman, Martin Kirk, Eileen Sutton & Christine Marchand)
The Cherry Orchard (Philip Deeks, Sue Botterell, Marie Horner, John Baldwin, Robert Coleman, Malinda Coleman & Eileen Sutton)
The Yellow Wallpaper (Caraigh McGregor)
 
Winner Four Samuel Becket plays

Teamwork

A Midsummer Night’s Dream (BSS)
Four Samuel Becket plays (ITG)
The Red Death (ECC)
 
Winner A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Alan Kenway Memorial Perserverance award

Sue BOTTERELL
Carrie CAUNCE
Paul & Di GRAY
Deborah GRIFFITH
Jim McKENNA
Lyn WAINWRIGHT
 
Winner Lyn Wainwright 

Newcomer

Poppy BULLOCK
Selina CHIARELLI
Ticky CLARK
Nicole FREUND
Noel GRIFFIN
Tim MYERS
 
Winner Poppy BULLOCK

Audience Prize

Appearance of the urns in Beckett’s Play
Opening scene of ‘Sister of ‘(de Waazin) at FEATS 
Ruth England’s one woman performance in Oscar & Lady in Pink
Sixties Dream set in 1969 (flower fight, Puck, Hermia’s heel, Pyramus and Thisbe)
Transformation of Studio in Yellow Wallpaper
 
Winner Appearance of the urns in Beckett

Musical Moment

Pirates of Penance – (many moments inc. Model of a Modern Major General, foeman bears his steel)
Under Milk Wood – Bess Brooks performing Polly Garter’s song, 
Broadway of Lerner and Lowe (chorus and Laura Marino singing The Night They Invented Champagne in Gigi)
The Yellow Wallpaper – ‘Poker Face’
 
Winner Pirates of Penzance (many moments)

Golden BUTT (for anything)

Sue Botterell for having the good sense to retire as warehouse manager to spend more time with her cats
Carrie Caunce and Malcolm Hiseman for daring to leave you’ll be missed
Martin Kirk for putting this all together and Rory in a vase
Caraigh MacGregor for pushing boundaries with the Yellow Wall Paper
Deborah Griffith for being and never losing her cool
 
Winner Sue Botterell

Special award for best costume worn to the Buttie’s

Winner Zsuzsanna Dákai (co-presenter, mistress of ceremonies)
For medieval white dress in which she floated in Jim’s pool (also best Ophelia moment)

 

ECC: Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me (22-26 Sept. ’09)

 

There’s an Englishman, an Irishman and an American being held hostage in the Lebanon… Not the start of a joke, but the premise behind Frank McGuinness’s modern classic.

Colum Hatchell, Patrick Stephenson and Craig Simpson star in this dark, surprisingly funny and thought-provoking play which describes the trials, tribulations and inner strengths of the hostages, exposing their uneasy friendship and petty rivalries, and revealing to us the depths of the human condition.

The show is on at The Warehouse Studio Theatre from 22 to 26 September 2009 and will then be reprised in Bedford, UK from 2-3 October 2009.

ETCetera: Fin de Siècle (29 Sep – 3 Oct 2009)

 ETCetera  Fin de SiècleStudio    

29 Sept-3 Oct 2009 at 20.00 

ETCetera presents a multilingual evening of 3 European one-act comedies, from around 1900: The Bear by Chekhov (in English), Mañana de Sol by Alvarez Quintero (in Spanish) and  L’Anglais tel qu’on le parle by Tristan Bernard (in French ).   All 3 plays will have surtitles in the other 2 languages; fittingly, all humorously explore issues of communication.

Tickets: www.europeantheatreclub.eu or 0492 641 660 

ATC: The Yellow Wallpaper (20-24 Oct 2009)

  ATC     The Yellow Wallpaper 
Studio   20–24 October 2009 at 8pm

 

A classic American short story from the late 19th century, The Yellow Wallpaper provides “the detailed and chilling accounts of one woman’s entrapment, defeat, and movement toward madness [or otherness]….” This newly adapted stage version takes inspiration from the story’s diary entry format, rich post-Gothic vernacular, and the many issues resonating through the tale that continue today to form and challenge notions of self and society.