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2019 DarkChat Awards

 

So the 13th Annual DarkChat Awards have been awarded, held at our glittering ceremony in Poole on September 7th.  

 

This year 36 different shows received a total of 139 nominations in our 16 different categories.  The Shark Is Broken topped the list with 10, one ahead of Tilda Swinton Answers An Ad On Craigslist. Dave comedy winner Jordan Brookes was looking to retain his DarkChat award for Best Comedy Performance which he won in 2018, yes, we got there first!

 

“The Shark Is Broken” convereted their nominations into 4 awards including a trio of acting awards and Best Play, although the coveted best Show award went to Camino De Sangjaro from South Korea.  Feel free to let us know your thoughts, and who might have been your winners.

 

The reviews for all of the shows we saw can be found by checking out our 2019 Reviews page or clicking here.

 

 

BEST COMEDY - TOM PARRY – PARRYOKE!

BASIL BRUSH – UNLEASHED

JORDAN BROOKES- I’VE GOT NOTHING

TILDA SWINTON ANSWERS AN AD ON CRAIGSLIST

CREAM TEA AND INCEST

TIM FITZHIGHAM AND THOM TUCK IN MACBETH

JEKYLL AND HYDE

VAMPIRE HOSPITAL WAITING ROOM

 

 

BEST MUSIC - CAMINO DE SANGJARU and VAMPIRE HOSPITAL WAITING ROOM

HOICHI THE EARLESS

GLOBAL GROOVES

ALBA FLAMENCO

NICK HELM’S I THINK, YOU STINK

ALONG

SUPERHUMAN

ALI AND ALPO

NOTRE DAME DE PARIS

BELOW THE BLANKET

THE SHARK IS BROKEN

 

 

SPECIAL AWARD - THE OCTOPUS COSTUME  (THE SUPER SAD AND REALLY TRAGICAL STORY OF ANALISE)

MARTIN CABBLE-REID (BASIL BRUSH – UNLEASHED)

ST PETER’S CHURCH (SHAKESPEARE IN THE GARDENS – THE COMEDY OF ERRORS)

THE HATS (CAMINO DE SANGHARU)

GYPSY VIOLINIST (NOTRE DAME DE PARIS)

SOUNDSCAPES (BELOW THE BLANKET)

AHIR SHAH TIM FITZHIGHAM AND THOM TUCK IN MACBETH)

 

 

BEST ENTERTAINMENT/MUSICAL/DANCE - NICK HELM’S I THINK, YOU STINK

ALONG

JOE BOR – THE STORY OF WALTER AND HERBERT

SUPERHUMAN

ALBA FLAMENCA

ALI AND ALPO

IN THE HEIGHTS

NOTRE DAME DE PARIS

SHIVA TANDAVA

 

 

BEST ACTOR IN A PLAY - IAN SHAW and DUNCAN HENDERSON (THE SHARK IS BROKEN)

TOM LENK (TILDA SWINTON ANSWERS AN AD ON CRAIGSLIST)

TARESH SOLANKI (FRANKENSTEIN)

MARK LOCKYER  (CARDBOARD CITIZENS)

DANIEL PORTMAN - SQUARE GO

GAVIN WRIGHT - SQUARE GO

 

 

BEST PERFORMANCE IN AN ENTERTAINMENT/ MUSICAL/ DANCE - ALI ALAWAD/ALPO AALTOKOSKI (ALI AND ALPO)

JOE BOR (THE STORY OF WALTER AND HERBERT)

CS THEATRE (ALONG)

NEXT ZONE (SUPERHUMAN)

NICK HELM  (NICK HELM’S I THINK, YOU STINK)

MARIA TAROKH  (NOTRE DAME DE PARIS)

 

 

BEST PLAY - THE SHARK IS BROKEN

TILDA SWINTON ANSWERS AN AD ON CRAIGSLIST

THE SUPER SAD AND REALLY TRAGICAL STORY OF ANALISE

FRANKENSTEIN

SQUARE GO

CARDBOARD CITIZENS

SHAKESPEARE IN THE GARDENS – THE COMEDY OF ERRORS

 

 

BEST ACTRESS IN A PLAY - FRANCES BARBER  (MUSIC) and

KYRA VAN DENENDEN (THE SUPER SAD AND REALLY TRAGICAL STORY OF ANALIESE)

FIONA PRIMROSE (CLOUDS)

LIZA GREENHALGH (LE MONOCLE)

 

 

BEST SONG/ MUSIC PERFORMANCE - NICK HELM’S I THINK, YOU STINK – BEAST BOY

BASIL BRUSH – UNLEASHED – BOOM,BOOM

ALONG – SING, SING,SING

VAMPIRE HOSPITAL WAITING ROOM - LOVE ISLIKE A CAR CRASH

VAMPIRE HOSPITAL WAITING ROOM - WAITING FOR THE VAMPIRE LORD

JEKYLL AND HYDE – BADGUY

IN THE HEIGHTS – IN THE HEIGHTS

CREAM TEA AND INCEST - CREAM TEA AND INCEST

 

 

BEST VENUE - ROYAL BOTANIC GARDENS

DARKFIELD'S SHIPPING CONTAINER OUTSIDE SUMMERHALL

C SOUTH

ASSEMBLY GEORGE SQUARE GARDENS – PICCOLO TENT

THE SPACE ON NORTH BRIDGE

GILDED BALLOON AT THE OLD TOOLBOOTH MARKET

ROUNDABOUT -SUMMERHALL

 

 

BEST DIRECTOR - PAUL LIENGAARD – NOTRE DAME DE PARIS

TOM DETRINIS - TILDA SWINTON ANSWERS AN AD ON CRAIGSLIST

MARK WEBSTER – FRANKENSTEIN

FINN den HERTOG – SQUARE GO

GUY MASTERSON – THE SHARK IS BROKEN

ADRIAN JACKSON – CARDBOARD CITIZENS

KATE STEPHENSON – THE COMEDY OF ERRORS

THEO MACABE - VAMPIRE HOSPITAL WAITING ROOM

 

 

BEST COMEDY PERFORMANCE - TOM PARRY – PARRYOKE!

MICHAEL WINSOR - BASIL BRUSH – UNLEASHED

JORDAN BROOKES- I’VE GOT NOTHING

TOM LENK - TILDA SWINTON ANSWERS AN AD ON CRAIGSLIST

CHARLIE VERO-MARTIN- SCRAPBOOK

JOE MCARDLE – VAMPIRE HOSPITAL WAITING ROOM

NAZ OSMANOGLU - SCANDINAVELAND

TIM FITZHIGHAM – TIM FITZHIGHAM AND THOM TUCK IN MACBETH

THOM TUCK - TIM FITZHIGHAM AND THOM TUCK IN MACBETH

BRIONY REDMAN – IS INDECISIVE OR (ISN’T, YOU DECIDE).

ROB AUTON – THE TIME SHOW

THE CAST OF CREAM TEA AND INCEST

 

 

BEST SUPPORTING PERFORMANCE - LIAM MURRAY SCOTT –THE SHARK IS BROKEN

BYRON LANE - TILDA SWINTON ANSWERS AN AD ON CRAIGSLIST

JAYNE ENTWHISTLE - TILDA SWINTON ANSWERS AN AD ON CRAIGSLIST

JAMES NICHOLAS – FRANKENSTEIN

EMMA COOPER - FRANKENSTEIN

SUSIE BERRY – JEKYLL AND HYDE

CAMERON BANKS - SHAKESPEARE IN THE GARDENS – THE COMEDY OF ERRORS

JOHN RUSHTON - VAMPIRE HOSPITAL WAITING ROOM

 

 

STRANGEST SHOW - TIM FITZHIGHAM AND THOM TUCK IN MACBETH

COMA

 

 

BEST MOMENT - BASIL BRUSH – UNLEASHED – WATCHING ANNE GRINNING FROM EAR TO EAR

JORDAN BROOKES- I’VE GOT NOTHING - DANCING WITH THE MICROPHONE

HONK KONG DOCUMENTARY / DANCE – ALONG

RUDE PHOTO - TOM PARRY – PARRYOKE!

“I WAS ….” TILDA SWINTON  ANSWERS AN AD ON CRAIGSLIST

CHARLIE VERO – MARTIN – SCRAPBOOK – FILM DANCING

NAZ OSMANOGLU – SCANDINAVELAND – “SCANDINAVELAND”

THE SHARK IS BROKEN – “ALCOHOLIC FATHER SPEECH

WATCHING ANNE DANCE OUT OF THE VENUE TO “TIGER FEET”

BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH SURPRISING A CHAIR – BRIONY REDMAN IS INDECISIVE – (OR ISN’T, YOU DECIDE!)

THOM TUCK’S EYES – TIM FITZHIGHAM AND THOM TUCK ~IN MACBETH

NICK HELM ENJOYING BEING IN THE CHORUS LINE IN NICK HELM’S I THINK, YOU STINK

TRYING TO DROWN OUT TORRENTIAL RAIN IN “JEKYLL AND HYDE!

CAMINO DE SANGHARU – THE BACKGROUND PROJECTIONS

EDDIE IZZARD’S OUTFIT – EDDIE IZZARD: EXPECTATIONS OF GREAT EXPECTATIONS

NOTRE DAME DE PARIS – DANCING IN THE DARK

BELOW THE BLANKET – MUSIC IN TREES

GUY WHO ALMOST WENT OUT WRONG WAY - TIM FITZHIGHAM AND THOM TUCK IN MACBETH

“GOOD ONE ROY” COMMENT MADE BY QUINT IN SHARK BROKEN

DRAWING OF CAT/AFRICA MAP – CREAM TEA

LOOK GIVEN BY ACTOR IN SQUARE GO IN RESPONSE TO DRUNK PEOPLE

 

 

BEST SHOW - CAMINO DE SANGJARO

BASIL BRUSH – UNLEASHED

ALONG

TOM PARRY – PARYOAKE!

TILDA SWINTON ANSWERS AN AD ON CRAIGSLIST

CREAM TEA AND INCEST

VAMPIRE HOSPITAL WAITNG ROOM

THE SHARK IS BROKEN

TIM FITZHIGHAM AND THOM TUCK in MACBETH

ALBA FLAMENCO

CARDBOARD CITIZENS

ALI AND ALPO

BELOW THE BLANKET