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After each production (and a well-earned holiday), the Villagers return in September refreshed and ready to begin a new production.  But a production can't be laid to rest without our annual awards, the Grouchies, which are presented during our September meeting.  Some of the awards are serious, some not-so-serious, and over the years some awards have been given names to commemorate particular highpoints in our history.

Our 2019 awards are given below (winners are underscored).  Some might seem a little obscure - email us and we'll let you in on the joke.

Master of Ceremonies and Chairman of the Nominating Committee - Ian Wright


PISMRONUNCIATION AWARD

Emily for Barricados
Emily  for Barricadados
Phil for The Devil Incardinate
Andy for Deformed
THE BOB HATCHER AWARD FOR SAVING THE DAY

The lady on the front row who had spotted where Malvolio’s glasses had gone
Carol for stepping in for Grace at Swanmore
Grace stepping in for Carol at Wickham
Carol stepping in for Sharon at the Village
Dan for performing at Buckler’s Hard when very poorly
Lizzie for helping Grace when she forgot her line
Dan for stepping in when Ian blanked in 3.4

BEST PROP

The glasses
The prison
Sir Toby’s ever increasing tankard
Clive, Feste’s puppet
Maria’s Buttery Bar
THE JAMES DOYLE “BUT SOFT” AWARD FOR BEST LINE

“If music be the food of love, play on”
“To the elephant”
“For his sake did I expose myself”
“I was adored once”
“One of arseholes…our souls”
“Why Aye!”
“Go shake your ears”
“To bed, aye sweet lady and I’ll come to thee”

THE MISSION IMPOSSIBLE AWARD

Mark for having an entourage of more than two people
Lizzie for thinking she can control Sir Toby
Andy for thinking he could expose himself and not get arrested
Rachel for getting Grace to rehearsal on time


THE ROGER HARGREAVES AWARD FOR THE BEST IMPRESSION OF A MISTER MAN OR LITTLE MISS

Lizzie as Little Miss Chatterbox
Andy as Mr Angry
Ian as Mr Uppity
Dan as Mr Bump
Grace as Little Miss Late
Charlene as Little Miss Princess
Glyn and Carol as Little Miss Twins
Phil as Mr Jelly
Emily as Little Miss Star

BEST SONG

Emily for all of them
Dan, Phil and Emily for the Catch
The cast for the closing song
BEST NEWCOMER

Grace
Clive
BEST IMPRESSION OF A MALE/GROUP CELEBRITY

Emily, Dan and Phil as The Three Degrees
Brian as Captain Bird’s Eye
Andy as Fred Flintstone
Dan as Tiny Tim
Rob as Jimmy Nail
John and Stuart as Regan and Carter from The Sweeney
Stuart as Graham Thomas
Paul as Carter from Downton

BEST IMPRESSION OF A FEMALE/GROUP CELEBRITY

Glyn and Carol as Hinge and Bracket
Glyn as Mrs Bennett
Emily as The Holiday Armadillo
Glyn and Carol as Pistol and Nym
Sharon as Mrs Hughes from Downton
Sarah as Ganymede in As You Like It

THE FRANK SPENCER AWARD FOR FALLING OVER

Phil at Wickham
Sarah at Washington
Jill on the way to Anna’s party
 
THE DAZ AWARD

Brian in the priest’s robe
Ian in the nightshirt
Grace’s immaculately white cap
BEST SPECIAL EFFECT

Dan for the blood stained bandage
Phil for the blood stained handkerchief
The Wickham Hells Angels
Sarah for the Deep Voice as Cesario

BEST INSULT

Sir Toby Belch – “Overwheening rogue”
Fabienne – “A coward, religious in it”
Orsino – “Notable pirate, saltwater thief”
Orsino – “You dissembling cub”
Toby Belch – A rogue and a passy measures pavin”
Malvolio – “You are idle shallow things”
Maria – “What a caterwauling!”

BEST UNSCRIPTED MOMENT

Charlene forgetting the ring
Carol breaking the bench at Swanmore
Ian calling Feste, Sir Topaz!
The glasses breaking at The Village
Phil’s failed swipe at Rob on Wednesday
BEST AD LIB

Andy “Daba daba daba daba” at Buckler’s Hard
Most of Antonio’s lines
Malvolio describing the motor bikes at Wickham as “Witchcraft”
Andy and Rob renaming the Elephant in different surroundings

BEST COSTUME

The yellow tights which went unladdered for all eight performances
Aguecheek’s Hair
Malvolio’s Nightcap
The black veils
Feste’s dangly bits
Charlene’s Button All The Way Up Dress
Sarah’s and Rob’s Caps
MOST TYPECAST

Emily as someone good at asking for money
Ian as someone who enjoys his privates
Lizzie as a good swabber and a beagle, true bred
Emily as someone with a mellifluous voice
Ian as someone who thinks that all who look on him, love him.
Mark as someone who is “too old, by heaven”
Phil as someone who can’t leap over a bush
Clive as a legend

LEAST TYPECAST AWARD

Charlene as someone who did abuse herself
Charlene as a virtuous maid
Phil as someone who speaks 3 or 4 languages and has all the good gifts of nature
Dan as someone who drinks a lot
Emily as a man of the church
Emily as the cleverest person in the play
Sarah as a bloke

THE ‘NO SHIT SHERLOCK!’ AWARD FOR STATING THE OBVIOUS

“I am no fighter” Sarah
“How much I lack of a man” Sarah
“The man (Antonio) goes mad” John
“He hath been most notoriously abused” Charlene
“Oh, you are sick of self love Malvolio” Charlene

THE “NOT THE NIGEL DEAN” AWARD FOR WORD PERFECTION

Paul – Second Half
Sharon – Second Half
Glyn, Carol and Grace – Act 1 Scene 5
Lizzie – Act 3 Scene 1

THE NIGEL DEAN AWARD 
(formerly The Proper Villager Award)

Rob Spraggs