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.

Nomineees for the 2019 Golden Plume Award

Barry Brown for Crimes Against Christmas (The Duke & Others), Separate Tables (Major Pollock
& The Wind in the Willows (Albert)

Wendy Croft for Separate Tables (Sybil)

Andy Dunne for Crimes Against Christmas (Turtle) & KIlling Him Softly (James 'Ty' Tyson)

Peter Simmons for Murder in the Cathedral (Thomas Becket)

Catherine Walston for Separate Tables (Anne Shankland)


Previous Winners

2018 Tim Drummond
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
War of the Worlds: The Panic Broadcast (Orson Welles)
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.

Nominees for The 2019 Technical Award


Barry Brown for Set design: Crimes Against Christmas, Murder in the Cathedral & Separate Tables

Kate Crofts for Props: Murder in the Cathedral & The Wind in the Willows


Peter Crofts and his Lolworth Team for Set Construction: Murder in the Cathedral, Separate Tables & The Wind in the Willows

Tracy James for costumes: Murder in the Cathedral & The Wind in the Willows

Ian Favell for Music:  Murder in the Cathedral & The Wind in the Willows

Previous Winners

2018 Mark Easterfield
2017 Hannah Curtis


Lighting Design for
War of the Worlds: The Pannic Broadcast
Make Up & Wigs for
Waiting For Lefty
The Count of Monte Cristo
Comic Potential
Emma