And the winners are……

The winners of the first Scenesaver Birthday Honour Awards are:

Thank you to our users and creatives for the hundreds of nominations, and thousands of votes, recognising the amazing talent showcased on Scenesaver across 400+ online performances from little theatres of all genres. Here’s to another fantastic year of creativity and innovation!

Best Children’s Production

WINNNER:

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Chickenshed

FINALISTS

Shebaa’s Adventures to Jopplety How by Concrete Youth

Mischief Makers by Circle Troupe

Chickenshed’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Chickenshed has a treat for all the family at this time when there is very little live-theatre on our Stages. We would like to transport you back in time to 2005 to see our fantastic Christmas Show – Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. This is a musical version of the timeless […]

Shebaa’s Adventure to Jopplety How

Shebaa The Sheep has never had any wool! She spends her days feeling different from all of the other sheep in her herd and it makes her feel very sad. After finding a book at her local library, Shebaa goes on a quest to meet the world’s most intelligent and […]

Mischief Makers

Giggle till your jaw drops off with this silly, interactive family-fun performance. Clown; Crash, Bang and Wallop have a mission to spread mischief. 50 minutes of Mischief training will test how daring, loud and silly you can be. Joined by rapping puppets and magic tricks the clowns stop at nothing […]

Best Costume

WINNER:

Angela Carter’s In the Company of Wolves, Moth Sanctuary Productions

FINALISTS

Shakespeare’s Star Wars, The Show Must Go Online

The Ockendon Witch, Hoar Frost Productions

Shakespeare’s Star Wars

The Show Must Go Online was created by Rob Myles in less than a week in response to COVID-19. It brings together a global cast to perform Shakespeare’s plays live and online every week in the order they were believed to have been written. The team were invited by Quirk […]

Angela Carter’s ‘The Company of Wolves’ – Full Readthrough

“One beast and only one howls in the woods by night.” Angela Carter is one of the most influential writers of the 20th century. Today Red and the Wolf invite you for a readthrough of one of her most celebrated works ‘The Company of Wolves’ taken from her masterpiece collection […]

The Ockendon Witch

IT’S 1584 AND AGNES BYLLINGE HAS BEEN BROUGHT BEFORE A VIRTUAL COURT FACING ACCUSATIONS OF WITCHCRAFT AND INCEST. THE THREAT TO HER IS SERIOUS, AND DEADLY. WILL SHE DEFY THE ODDS? OR WILL SHE FIND HERSELF HANGING BY THE NECK UNTIL LIFE IS EXTINCT? Based on the real trials of […]

Best Production

WINNER:

SpaceXPat, by Vince LiCata, Andy Jordan Productions

FINALISTS

Within, Threedumb Theatre

Love in the Lockdown, The Telling

SpaceXPat

Pat is an astronaut on the International Space Station, currently on a shared mission with a fellow American, and two Russian astronauts. Pat’s stay has been extended. He has reached breaking point with events on Earth so he has unilaterally decided to stay on the Space Station and not return […]

Within

Following on from our debut ‘lockdown theatre’ Facebook Live show ‘The Tell-Tale Heart’ (OnComm Award / “★★★★★ The perfect way to get your fix of theatre” – Broadway Baby), we present a brand new digital theatre show, performed and streamed completely live from our home: “Joe is lost in an […]

Love in the Lockdown: Episode 1

Episode 1: As Giovanni waits for Emilia on Zoom, he begins to question whether she’s interested in exploring a romance or is she just interested in an artistic collaboration with him? Love in the Lockdown follows medieval musician Emilia and playwright Giovanni in the early stages of an intense relationship, […]

Best Performance Ensemble

WINNER

Northern Comedy Theatre (Doing… series)

FINALISTS

Chickenshed for Rapunzel

The Show Must Go Online (The whole of Shakespeare and more)

The Telling (Love in the Lockdown)

Rapunzel

Rapunzel – as you’ve never seen her before! Mysterious, romantic and life-affirming, a dramatic re-telling of a story you thought you knew! Rapunzel has little memory of her life before the tower, but yearns to be free. The woods that surround the tower are full of fantastic and astounding creatures […]

DOING THE BOOK CLUB

Rebecca thinks she’s on to a bestseller with her foray into vampire fiction whilst Judith works on her highly original tale of a young wizard called Harriet Botter. Ebon has created his own graphic novel franchise, Stick World whilst Terri doesn’t want to read anything too booky! Written especially for […]

The Show Must Go Online – Richard III

The Show Must Go Online was created by Rob Myles in less than a week in response to COVID-19. It brings together a global cast of all levels of experience to perform Shakespeare’s plays live and online every week in the order they were believed to have been written. Richard […]

Love in the Lockdown: Episode 1

Episode 1: As Giovanni waits for Emilia on Zoom, he begins to question whether she’s interested in exploring a romance or is she just interested in an artistic collaboration with him? Love in the Lockdown follows medieval musician Emilia and playwright Giovanni in the early stages of an intense relationship, […]

Best Choreography / Movement

WINNER

Flight Paths, Extant

FINALISTS

The Show Must Go Online, Romeo and Juliet

Crime of the Century, Chickenshed

The Show Must Go Online – Romeo & Juliet

The Show Must Go Online was created by Rob Myles in less than a week in response to COVID-19. It brings together a global cast of all levels of experience to perform Shakespeare’s plays live and online every week in the order they were believed to have been written. Romeo […]

Crime of the Century

Crime of the Century is a hard-hitting, raw piece of theatre which explores the issues surrounding gang violence. Using words and movement alongside a contemporary score of hip-hop and dance music, the performance packs a frightening punch and acts as a positive tool in the fight against the savagery of […]

Flight Paths

In this production two blind women take centre stage sometimes on aerial silks, sometimes with their feet firmly on the ground but always surrounded by voices, music, stories and ghosts. Inspired by the Goze, blind female performers who travelled around medieval Japan making a living from telling epic tales, they […]

Best Musical Performance

WINNER

Rapunzel by Chickenshed

FINALISTS

Episodes by The Opera Story

Tales TV by Chickenshed

Love in the Lockdown by The Telling

“Episodes” #1 – The one with the Skype call

Welcome to “Episodes”! This is a series of short clips created in a socially-distanced manner during lockdown. The episodes will revolve around the current crisis, some with positive messages and some rather on the side of situational comedy, highlighting some of the human qualities that the situation brings up in […]

Tales TV – Rainbow Colours

Tales TV has been created to showcase Chickenshed’s Tales from the Shed theatre performances. Tales from the Shed are vibrant, interactive theatre shows that are perfect for young children. They are informal, lively and amazingly engaging as the performers and audience share the same space. “It is impossible to watch […]

Love in the Lockdown: Episode 1

Episode 1: As Giovanni waits for Emilia on Zoom, he begins to question whether she’s interested in exploring a romance or is she just interested in an artistic collaboration with him? Love in the Lockdown follows medieval musician Emilia and playwright Giovanni in the early stages of an intense relationship, […]

Rapunzel

Rapunzel – as you’ve never seen her before! Mysterious, romantic and life-affirming, a dramatic re-telling of a story you thought you knew! Rapunzel has little memory of her life before the tower, but yearns to be free. The woods that surround the tower are full of fantastic and astounding creatures […]

Best Director

WINNER

Nicholas Renton for Love in the Lockdown

FINALISTS

Sally McLean for Shakespeare Republic

Andy Jordan for SpaceXPat

Stephen Smith for Within

Lily McLeish for Scrounger

Shakespeare Republic: The Chorus, Henry V

MIGUEL PEREZ as “THE CHORUS” from HENRY V #AllTheWebsAStage “Oh, for a muse of fire that would ascend The brightest heaven of invention. A kingdom for a stage, princes to act and monarchs to behold the swelling scene!” Meet “The Chorus” – at a time when our four walls are […]

SpaceXPat

Pat is an astronaut on the International Space Station, currently on a shared mission with a fellow American, and two Russian astronauts. Pat’s stay has been extended. He has reached breaking point with events on Earth so he has unilaterally decided to stay on the Space Station and not return […]

Love in the Lockdown: Episode 1

Episode 1: As Giovanni waits for Emilia on Zoom, he begins to question whether she’s interested in exploring a romance or is she just interested in an artistic collaboration with him? Love in the Lockdown follows medieval musician Emilia and playwright Giovanni in the early stages of an intense relationship, […]

Within

Following on from our debut ‘lockdown theatre’ Facebook Live show ‘The Tell-Tale Heart’ (OnComm Award / “★★★★★ The perfect way to get your fix of theatre” – Broadway Baby), we present a brand new digital theatre show, performed and streamed completely live from our home: “Joe is lost in an […]

Scrounger (Subtitled)

Scenesaver has teamed up with The Finborough Theatre to present subtitled content for free. SCROUNGER is available until 31 January 2021. On the streets of Elephant and Castle, everyone likes to make speculations about Scrounger. She needs help, she must not be aware of the complexities of the world, she […]

Best Supporting Performance

WINNER

Leigh Quinn, Scrounger

FINALISTS

Rob Myles, The Show Must Go Online, A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Libby Rodliffe, The Ockendon Witch

The Show Must Go Online – A Midsummer Night’s Dream

William Shakespeare’s much loved classic comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream performed live on Zoom & YouTube during the pandemic by The Show Must Go Online with an international cast. The play is introduced by Grace Ioppolo @ProfShakespeare Grace is a Professor of Shakespearean and Early Modern Drama at the University […]

The Ockendon Witch

IT’S 1584 AND AGNES BYLLINGE HAS BEEN BROUGHT BEFORE A VIRTUAL COURT FACING ACCUSATIONS OF WITCHCRAFT AND INCEST. THE THREAT TO HER IS SERIOUS, AND DEADLY. WILL SHE DEFY THE ODDS? OR WILL SHE FIND HERSELF HANGING BY THE NECK UNTIL LIFE IS EXTINCT? Based on the real trials of […]

Scrounger (Subtitled)

Scenesaver has teamed up with The Finborough Theatre to present subtitled content for free. SCROUNGER is available until 31 January 2021. On the streets of Elephant and Castle, everyone likes to make speculations about Scrounger. She needs help, she must not be aware of the complexities of the world, she […]

Best Play

WINNER

SpaceXPat, by Vince LiCata, Andy Jordan Productions

FINALISTS

The Jar

This Evil Thing by Michael Mears

Love in the Lockdown by Clare Norburn

SpaceXPat

Pat is an astronaut on the International Space Station, currently on a shared mission with a fellow American, and two Russian astronauts. Pat’s stay has been extended. He has reached breaking point with events on Earth so he has unilaterally decided to stay on the Space Station and not return […]

The Jar

Amanda is home alone and recovering from an illness. Having made friends with an unsuspecting intruder, she fills them in on her last few weeks: a gals’ holiday gone wrong, an epiphanic stay in hospital, and a seemingly stable relationship that’s left her reeling. In a time of uncertainty, Amanda […]

This Evil Thing

The compelling and inspiring story of the men who said no to war in 1916. ‘For God’s sake, this protest of yours – is it really worth losing your lives over?’ 1916: Bert Brocklesby is a schoolteacher and preacher at his Methodist chapel; Bertrand Russell is one of the greatest […]

Love in the Lockdown: Episode 1

Episode 1: As Giovanni waits for Emilia on Zoom, he begins to question whether she’s interested in exploring a romance or is she just interested in an artistic collaboration with him? Love in the Lockdown follows medieval musician Emilia and playwright Giovanni in the early stages of an intense relationship, […]

Best Lead Performance

WINNER

Jordan Bernarde, Breathe

FINALISTS

Lauren Farrell, The Jar

Michael Mears, This Evil Thing

Stephanie Fuller, About 500

The Jar

Amanda is home alone and recovering from an illness. Having made friends with an unsuspecting intruder, she fills them in on her last few weeks: a gals’ holiday gone wrong, an epiphanic stay in hospital, and a seemingly stable relationship that’s left her reeling. In a time of uncertainty, Amanda […]

BREATHE

A homeless man, desperate to find a purpose, unwittingly discovers a uniquely engaging way to explain how he ended up on the streets. Review: London Pub Theatres Magazine | 2nd from Bottom

This Evil Thing

The compelling and inspiring story of the men who said no to war in 1916. ‘For God’s sake, this protest of yours – is it really worth losing your lives over?’ 1916: Bert Brocklesby is a schoolteacher and preacher at his Methodist chapel; Bertrand Russell is one of the greatest […]

About 500

When Clem first dates Luke, she is a 32-year-old ambitious go-getter woman, (eggcount 115), with no interest in motherhood. Four years later, and happily in love, she decides she does want a child after all. Clem and Luke then gradually find themselves in a crisis of infertility, in which Clem […]

Most Innovative Production

WINNER

User Not Found by Dante or Die

FINALISTS

Kurt Weill’s Zaubernacht by Jody Oberfelder Projects

Metamorphosis (in Lockdown) Virtual Tower Theatre Company

Kurt Weill’s Zaubernacht

Kurt Weill’s Zaubernacht (Magic Night) Performed March 14-March 18, 2018 Museum of Jewish Heritage, New York City Zaubernacht, composed by Kurt Weill in 1922, tells the tale of a magical night. The orchestral score was lost when Weill immigrated to the US, and was recently discovered in a locked file […]

User Not Found Video Podcast

What happens to your digital life after you die? If there was a magic button, would you delete your online existence? USER NOT FOUND is an immersive video podcast about what happens to our online identities after we die. For this new digital adaptation of the 2018/19 critically acclaimed live […]

Metamorphosis (In Lockdown)

“When Gregor Samsa awoke from troubled dreams that morning, he found himself horribly transformed.” Gregor and his family adjust to life in lockdown and navigate the rejection, isolation and transformation of their nightmare. Kafka’s absurd novella ‘Metamorphosis’ is brought to life in a specially-made-for-zoom adaptation filmed live as part of […]

Best Playwright

WINNER

Myrn Devaney, The Jar

FINALISTS

Vince LeCata, SpaceXPat

Gerry Moynihan, Continuity

Melissa-Kelly Franklin, We’ll Dance on the Ash of the Apocalypse

Clare Norburn, Love in the Lockdown

The Jar

Amanda is home alone and recovering from an illness. Having made friends with an unsuspecting intruder, she fills them in on her last few weeks: a gals’ holiday gone wrong, an epiphanic stay in hospital, and a seemingly stable relationship that’s left her reeling. In a time of uncertainty, Amanda […]

SpaceXPat

Pat is an astronaut on the International Space Station, currently on a shared mission with a fellow American, and two Russian astronauts. Pat’s stay has been extended. He has reached breaking point with events on Earth so he has unilaterally decided to stay on the Space Station and not return […]

Continuity (Subtitled)

Scenesaver has teamed up with The Finborough Theatre to present subtitled content for free.  A forensic examination of the soul of an Irish ‘freedom fighter’. Pádraig Devlin is a dissident Irish Republican, who begins to have doubts about his commitment to The Cause after he meets and falls in love […]

We’ll Dance on the Ash of the Apocalypse (Subtitled)

This evocative new play tells the story of a young couple living in a world ravaged by climate change. They face a terrifying prospect: an unplanned pregnancy. Together they must decide whether they can bring a defenceless child into a seemingly hopeless world. Described as original and moving, and an […]

Love in the Lockdown: Episode 1

Episode 1: As Giovanni waits for Emilia on Zoom, he begins to question whether she’s interested in exploring a romance or is she just interested in an artistic collaboration with him? Love in the Lockdown follows medieval musician Emilia and playwright Giovanni in the early stages of an intense relationship, […]

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