The Golden Seashells on our Sea Shore

You know who won at the Oscars, you know who won at eh BAFTAs, but tonight, you find out who wins at the Golden Seashells! Tonight, for the first time ever, Mermaids is properly celebrating the shows that we’ve all enjoyed so much throughout the year.

For just £5 they are transporting you to the glamour of glory at the Scores Hotel, complete with wine and canapés. On top of that there will be performances from stand up comedians, Leon O’Rourke, Matt Gibson and Olly Lennard and a selection of performers from the Just So Society. The cherry on top is a guest speaker and an Open Mic hosted by Just So Society.

The nominations are as follows…

BEST ACTOR
Sebastian Carrington-Howell – Mercury Fur
Baxter Gaston – Enron
Frazer Hadfield – Mercury Fur
Tommy Rowe – Mercury Fur
Tom Vanson – Othello

BEST ACTRESS
Kufasse Boane – A Rattle of Keys
Cate Kelly – Wolf Whistle
Shonagh Smith – Mary Queen of Scots Got Her Head Chopped Off
Beth Robertson- That Face

BEST DIRECTOR
Joe Cunningham – Enron
Jocelyn Cox – Mercury Fur
Benji Bailey- Othello

BEST NEW WRITING
‘And She Cried Mercy’ by Rory MacKenzie
‘Common People’ by Alice Shearon
‘Wolf Whistle’ by Joanna Alpern

BEST NEWCOMER
Emily Elderfield
Shonagh Smith
Al Gillespie

BEST PUBLICITY
Ivanov
Don Quixote
Mercury Fur

BEST SET DESIGN
Mercury Fur
Queen of Seventh Avenue

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
More Light
Don Quixote
Mary Queen of Scots
Queen of Seventh Avenue

BEST TECH DESIGN
Fraser Craig – ‘Enron’ and ‘Moby Dick Rehearsed’
Tom Morrell- ‘Mercury Fur’ and ‘Othello’

BEST PRODUCTION
Enron
Mercury Fur
Othello
Contractions

If I were the betting sort, I might put a small amount on Frazer Hadfield and Cate Kelly to pick up the acting awards, Joe Cunningham Best Director for Enron, and Mercury Fur for Best Publicity. I’m the cautious type, so would put my purse away there, but I reckon it will be a tight run for Best New Writing between Rory MacKenzie for And She Cried Mercy and Joanna Alpern for Wolf Whistle. Shonagh Smith is likely to pick up Best Newcomer, Queen of Seventh Avenue to pick up Best Set Design, and Fraser Craig to pick up Best Tech Design. Best Costume would be close – though I’d wager not Don Quixote. As for the big prize of Best Production, well I simply couldn’t say…

So to find out if your favourites win and to partake in all the glitz of the best wrap party ever, go along to the union website to buy a ticket. May the best of the best win!

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