Theatre Guide Dog Awards Easter 2011

THE THEATRE GUIDE DOG gets ready to nail Theatre’s results to the metaphorical Senate House of your computer screens. You can help with the marking.

Awards Golden Prig Guide Dog Awards Guide Dog Awards 2011 May Week Show Platinum Tab The Theatre Guide Dog Theatre theatre guide dog awards

Gather round, groundlings and I’ll do a monologue on-stage, just like you like.

Since you all loved the last Guide Dog Awards so much, I thought I’d do another one. And Theatre’s worked hard (well, some Theatre) so it probably deserves some treats. Big, metallic treats.

I know you’re a fickle and forgetful bunch, so probably won’t remember how these awards even work. I forgive you, and will endeavour to fix you.

There are two types of award:

The Golden Prig

Voted in secret ballot by a panel of Tab reviewers, AKA the noble arbiters and stewards of Cambridge Theatre.

The Platinum Tab

Voted for by you, in trite adherence to notions of being representative. You didn’t completely ruin things last time, so I’m putting you in charge of a bit more this term. Be good.

The perceptive among you will notice that the award categories are slightly different this time. The unperceptive among you will notice too because I just pointed it out.

One day these awards will crystallise into an unbreakable format for the ages, so enjoy these giddy terms of flux while they last. And don’t forget to click on the titles of shows to let the reviews remind you how good (or not) they were.

The Golden Prigs

Winners to be announced Thursday 14th July at 5pm.

Voting for the Platinum Tabs will open then as well.

Best Mainshow

Arcadia All My Sons MORE Romeo and Juliet

The Shape of Things

Best Lateshow

Armageddapocalypse 2.5 I Found My Horn

Not About Angels Once Upon A Dream

Sexual Perversity in Chicago

Best New Play

Armageddapocalypse 2.5 Catastrophes

MORE Not About Angels

Best Musical Show

Broadway, Baby! CU Show Choir

Once Upon a Dream Terrible Lips

Worst Slating

Avenue Q The Hobbit The Producers

Romeo and Juliet

The Platinum Tabs

Best Show

All My Sons Arcadia HMS Pinafore

Not About Angels Once Upon a Dream

Sexual Perversity in Chicago The Shape of Things

Best May Week Show

And Then There Were None High Society HMS Pinafore

Lysistrata Paradise Lost The Proposal South Pacific

Best Comedy

Armageddapocalypse 2.5 Comedy Slutfest

Golden Gods Smoker Pretty Little Panic

Services to Theatre Award

See how there are no nominees for Services to Theatre?

For reasons barely even known to myself, I want to know what you think. Send your nominations and some reasons to [email protected], and if you have any ideas which aren’t awful I might use them.

This award counts for the whole year. Nominees can be groups or individuals, but their endeavours should have more scope than one play. They needn’t be performers. For example:

“The Theatre Guide Dog – for dedication, wit and handsomeness in his weekly listings” would be a very good example of the kind of thing you could send. Just saying.

For now, I leave you with your meagre thoughts.