Helston Theatre Company 10th Anniversary party

HELSTON THEATRE COMPANY

believes that accessible live theatre enriches the community.



The Group

My Fair Lady at the Epworth Hall

We are a non-professional theatre company in Helston, on the southern tip of Cornwall. We have around 100 members, but put on productions that meet the standard of much larger companies in the area.

Most of our productions are staged in the Epworth Hall, Helston, and we do tour to other venues in the county. We are a member of both Cornwall Drama Association, and National Operative & Dramatic Association and have taken part in the All England One Act Play Festival. We are always looking for new members to join us so do get in touch via the Contact page.

Jamaica Inn at Trebah Gardens

Helston Theatre Company has awarded Life Membership to the following members for their individual contribution to the group:

George Bilkey Sally Blabler Elaine Downie Jonathan Geer Chris MaltonNicky Roberts Liz Rose Jeane Unwin

Awards

2019

Cornwall Drama Association

Best Set in a Musical for Whistle Down The Wind
Technical Achievement for Whistle Down The Wind
Best Actress in a Musical - Caya Murphy for Whislte Down The Wind
Best Actor in a Musical - Jonathan Tucker for My Fair Lady
Best Pantomime for Dick Whittington

Special Awards:

The Best Steam Train in The Wind in the Willows
Tabitha Lammas as Tabby the Cat in Dick Whittington

2018

Cornwall Drama Association

Best Musical for Avenue Q
Best Director - Paul Blaber for Avenue Q
Fine Ensemble Playing for Avenue Q
Best Actor in a Musical - Trenton Spear & Russel Hicken for Avenue Q
Best Actress in a Musical - Grace Wallen for Avenue Q

Special Awards:

Gary Hunt for the Dame in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfes
The Dwarfes in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfes

2017

Cornwall Drama Association

Best Musical for Rent
Best Director - Paul Blaber for Rent
Outstanding Musical Performance for Rent
Fine Ensemble Playing for Rent
Best Pantomime for Cinderella
Technical Achievement for Cinderella
Best set for Cinderella

Special Awards:

John England & Rob Mitchell for the Ugly Sisters in Cinderella
Jarrad Goldsworthy & Trenton Spear for their pairing in Rent
Anita Smuda for Best Choreography for Cinderella

National Operatic and Dramatic Association

District 1 Award for Rent
2016

Cornwall Drama Association

Best Musical for Our House
Best Actor - Nathan Hooper for Our House
Outstanding Musical Performance for Our House
Fine Ensemble Playing for Our House

2015

Cornwall Drama Association

Best Director - Leslie Church for The Hypochondriac
Best Costumes for Sunset Boulevard
Best Supporting Performance - Gary Hunt for Sunset Boulevard
Best Actress - Helen Hartshorne for Sunset Boulevard
Best Set for Sunset Boulevard
Best Musical for Sunset Boulevard

Special Awards:

Simon Davies for Priscilla the Goose in Mother Goose
The Goose costume and the Mother Goose Zombies
Outstanding romantic duo for Sunset Boulevard

National Operatic and Dramatic Association

District 1 Award for Sunset Boulevard
2014

Cornwall Drama Association

Special Awards:

Special Award for Carrie Thresher in There Goes the Bride
Special Award for the Giant in Jack and the Beakstalk

All England 1 Act Play

Best Actor - Tim Gerrish for Alternative Accommodation
2013

Cornwall Drama Association

Best Musical for Oliver!
Best Director - Paul Blaber for Oliver!
Best Actress for Karenza Taylor for Oliver!
Technical Excellence for Cinderella

All England 1 Act Play

Best Actor - Mike Cox for Between Mouthfulls

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide opportunities for people to collectively appreciate and develop their talents, skills, knowledge and expertise in live performance. In support of our mission we aim to present a diverse range of productions of high standards for our audiences and members participation and enjoyment.

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To achieve our aim we:

  • Select activities and productions which will provide interest, challenge, entertainment and rewards for our participants and audiences;
  • are inclusive and welcoming; providing support and encouragement to our diverse membership;
  • provide leadership, structures, procedures and financial probity to ensure the continuity of our company;
  • recognise the ability to contribute is not evenly distributed but will be clear about minimum expectations to ensure collective pride in our achievements;
  • encourage participation from, and presentation to, the widest possible cross-section of our community;
  • recognise and value equally the needs and contribution of performers, crew and audiences

Child Protection Policy

Interested in finding out more?

We are an all inclusive group and we would love to have you on board.