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.
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:
Voted in secret ballot by a panel of Tab reviewers, AKA the noble arbiters and stewards of Cambridge Theatre.
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 New Play
Best Musical Show
The Platinum Tabs
Best May Week Show
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.