The Tower Theatre Awards

The Tower Theatre Company presents two awards each year :

The Frank Smith Award is presented annually in memory of Frank Smith to a Company Member of less than three years standing in recognition of their commitment and involvement in a wide range of the Company's activities. The award is made by the Company Committee. The winner receives a copy of Frank Smith's book telling the early history of the Company "This Insubstantial Pageant", a free year's Company membership and a free ticket to each show for a year.

The Harold Mellor Award is presented annually in memory of Harold Mellor to recognise someone who has made a significant contribution to the Company over a number of years. The award is made by the Company Committee. The winner receives a specially commissioned trophy for a year.


THE FRANK SMITH AWARD


1984

Karen Readhead

Richard Willis

1985

Sheila Thomas

Chris Seal

1986

Fiona Clark

 

1987

Jonathan Badger

Lotte Wynder

1988

Records lost

 

1989

Abby-Lee Knight

 

1990

Anya Newstead

Mike Hall

1991

Fay Pedder

 

1992

Mike Crawshaw

 

1993

Andrew Short

Ginny Cartwright

1994

Terry Mathews

 

1995

Laura Brannigan

 

1996

Zizi Sulkin

Jacky Devitt

1997

Lily Ann Green

Howard Gossington

1998

Dorothy Wright

Josephine Stephenson

1999

Kay Perversi

Chris de Pury

2000

Nikki Smith

Tess Walsh

2001

John Morton

 

2002

Steven Hyndman

Philippa Pearson

2003

Jude Chalk

 

2004

Linky Trott

 

2005

Terry Baker-Self

 

2006

Martin Mulgrew

 

2007

Chris Paddon

 

2008

No award made

 

2009

Ruth Sullivan

 

2010

Jill Ruane

 

2011

No award made

 

2012

Bernice Molloy

 

2013

Michael Bettell

 

2014

David Sprecher

Ruth Anthony

2015

Stephen Brasher

 

THE HAROLD MELLOR AWARD


1998

Denis Turner

 

1999

Jim & Noreen Spall

 

2000

Jill & Dominic Batty

 

2001

Abby-Lee Knight

 

2002

Sheila Burbidge

 

2003

Kay Perversi

 

2004

Keith Syrett

 

2005

Penny & Laurence Tuerk

 

2006

Margaret Ley

 

2007

Nigel Martin

 

2008

David Taylor

 

2009

Stephen Ley

 

2010

Dinah Irvine

 

2011

Pat Grosse

 

2012

Colin Guthrie

 

2013

Richard Pedersen

 

2014

Sara Randall

 

2015

Sarah Ambrose