Cambridge's leading amateur theatre production company

Established 1981

The Golden Plume Award & The Technical Award

The Golden Plume Award for acting is awarded annually by the Members of the Bawds Committee, who are not eligible for nomination and vote independently of each other. Votes are collated by an independent auditor and the winner is announced at the Bawds AGM.

Winner of the 2018 Golden Plume Award

Previous Winners

2017 Alex Ciupka


2016 Alan Hay
2015 Ian Nutt
2014 Sandra Birnie
2013 Mandi Cattell


2012 Julian Cooper
2011 Fran Burgoyne


2010 Meg Dixon

2009 Barry Brown

2008 Guy Holmes

2007 Guy Holmes

2006 Suzanne Jones

2005 Declan Lynch
Waiting For Lefty (Florence)
The Count of Monte Cristo (Haydee & Eugenie)
Comic Poterntial (Jaycee Triplethree)
One Man, Two Guvnors (Francis Henshall)
A Midsummer Night's Dream (Puck)
Barefoot in the Park (Ethel Banks)
The Old Curiosity Shop (Mrs Nubbles)
Calendar Girls (Chris)
Wyrd Sisters (Nanny Ogg)
Terra Nova (Roald Amundsen)
Absent Friends (Evelyn)
The Cherry Orchard (Anya)
Nicholas Nickleby (Fanny Squeers)
Under Milk Wood (Mrs Ogmore Pritchard)
Amy Wonderful Amy (Amy Johnson)
The Lady in the Van (Alan Bennett 2)
Three Men in a Boat (Uncle Podger & Others)
Valentine's Night (James)
Dick Barton Special Agent (Dick Barton)
Pygmalion (Professor Henry Higgins)
David Copperfield (Uriah Heap)
The Deep Blue Sea (Hester Collyer)
And A Nightingale Sang (Helen)
The Man in the Iron Mask (Louis XIV & Philippe)
Never The Sinner (Richard Loeb)

The Technical Award

The Technical Award, introduced in 2017, is for an outstanding contribution to a production. It will  be awarded annually by the Members of the Bawds Committee, who are not eligible for nomination, and vote independently of each other. Votes are collated by an independent auditor and the winner is announced at the Bawds AGM.



Winner of the 2018 Technical Award

Previous Winners

2017 Hannah Curtis


Make Up & Wigs for
Waiting For Lefty
The Count of Monte Cristo
Comic Potential
Emma