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2015 Finley Awards

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The Robert Finley Awards

Playlovers had an extremely successful season in 2015 as acknowledged at the 41st Annual Robert Finley Awards, announced on Saturday 16 January 2016 held in the Heath Ledger Theatre in the Perth Cultural Centre.


Of the four plays that Playlovers presented in 2015, three received nominations in the awards, with the total nominations a fabulous 19. We won in 8 categories as listed below. We were also awarded the ITA President’s Cup again – this time because our win in the senior category of Youthfest completed our collection of major awards. We also contributed to the entertainment during the evening with a selection of numbers from A Man of No Importance.

Congratulations to everyone who contributed to these successes.

And the results are….

The Robert Finley Award for Best MusicalWinner A Man of No Importance,;
Also Nominated was 13, the Musical

The Mary Webb Award for Best Director of a MusicalWinner Andrew Baker for A Man of No Importance
Also Nominated Kimberley Shaw for 13, the Musical

Musical DirectorWinner Timothy How, A Man of No Importance 

Best Youth Production  – Winner 13, the Musical 

Musical Theatre Performer ­ MaleWinner David Gardette, A Man of No Importance

The Veronica Overton-Low Award for Best Youth in a Musical – Winner Seamus Harrison, 13, the Musical
Other Nominees Hamish Briggs, 13, the Musical  

Best Supporting Actor in a Musical
Other nominees Josh Firman, A Man of No Importance ; Chris Gerrish, A Man of No Importance 

Best Supporting Actress in a Musical
Other nominees Trudy Dunn, A Man of No Importance ; Daisy Valerio, A Man of No Importance 

Best Supporting Actor in a Play
Other nominees Sam Barnett, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo 

Best Choreographer
Other nominees  Georgia Rodgers, 13, the Musical ; Claire Nichols, A Man of No Importance

The Kevan Hook Award for Best Set in a Musical – Winner A Man of No Importance

The Hywell Williams Award for Technical Achievement – Winner A Man of No Importance

Costumes (Musical)
Other Nominees A Man of No importance

Adjudicator’s certificate: Terrific and amusing onstage relationship – Ashley Garner and Luis Barnes in 13, the Musical 

The full list of all Finley awards, winners and nominations is on the ITA website at