It was a great night at London’s Wolf Performance Hall. Close to 300 people gathered to celebrate the 13th annual Brickenden Awards for theatrical excellence in London.
As Kathy Navackas, from the London Fringe, said – everyone looked great.
Masters of ceremonies Matt Loop and Harry Edison did a great job with the opening monologue that included a cameo appearance by Jeff Werkmeister lamenting the fact that since Jayson McDonald left town he isn’t getting much work.
Another comedic highlight was the TV spoof “Theatre Cops,” that cleverly integrated the names of all the Brickenden sponsors and supporters.
Dorinda Greenway, one of the night’s sponsors, delivered a heartfelt speech reminding everyone about the value of theatre to a community.
London Community Players
A tribute to the London Community Players featured a clip from a film produced 22 years ago by Chris Doty. The audience was delighted by the youthful images of Rick Verette, Bill Meaden and Mark Mooney.
In accepting the Chris Doty Award presented to the London Community Players, Anne Cuthbert asked everyone who had ever been to, or volunteered on, an L.C.P. production to stand.
Naturally everyone was on their feet in recognition of the important contribution London Community Players has made to theatre in London.
The full list of award winners is HERE.
The after party was a The Arts Project.
Below are Richard Gilmore’s photos from the awards and the after party.
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