Latest news / 16 April, 2018
The Great British Pantomime Awards returned for their second year, staged last night at New Wimbledon Theatre. The awards, judged by an independent panel of enthusiasts from across the UK, culminated in last night’s event, which saw a host of the biggest panto stars in the country join together and celebrate the art form at a glittering event hosted by the one and only Christopher Biggins.
It was a triumphant evening for everyone at Qdos Entertainment, with artists from the company picking up 13 awards on the night.
• In the Best Lighting category, Lighting Designer Ben Cracknell won for Cinderella at Birmingham Hippodrome
• The Twins FX won for the Special Effects award for the magical Flying Bus in Dick Whittington at the London Palladium
• The Timbuktu Tumblers won for the Best Speciality Act for their pantomime debut in Theatre Royal Newcastle’s Peter Pan
• The legendary Chuckle Brothers won the award for Best Double Act for Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at Mayflower Theatre
• The pub landlord himself, Al Murray, won Best Newcomer for his role as Idle Al in Jack and the Beanstalk at New Wimbledon Theatre
• The first lady of Scottish Pantomime Elaine C Smith won the award for Best Fairy for Sleeping Beauty at the King’s Theatre, Glasgow
• Elaine Paige, also making her pantomime debut, won Best Female Baddie for her role as Queen Rat in Dick Whittington at the London Palladium
• Her co-star, Charlie Stemp, won the award for Best Leading Man in the title role of Dick Whittington at the London Palladium
• Ben Stock and Neal Wright won the award for Best Ugly Sisters for Cinderella at Milton Keynes Theatre
• It was no acciduuuurnt, but Danny Adams won for Best Comic for his role as Peter Pan at the Theatre Royal, Newcastle
• Dick Whittington at the London Palladium scooped the highly coveted awards for Pantomime of the Year (1500+) and Best Script
• Chairman of Qdos Entertainment Nick Thomas also received the Lifetime Achievement Award for services to Pantomime, an accolade celebrating his 36th year in entertainment, his producing credits, services to the business and charity work.
Congratulations to all our winners, to all those nominated and to the organisers for celebrating the magical world of pantomime.