Grant couldn't be at our meeting so the meeting went to him......

The second well deserved recipient of the 2019 Society Service awards was Mr Grant Ruffell and as he couldn’t make our meeting that night his award was presented to him the following day at Placemakers Alexandra where he works. Receiving his award for “Services in Set Building, Back Stage and Bar Management”.

Grant must have been surprised when Society Patron Mr Russell Fawcett and Immediate Past President Mr Trevor Goudie arrived at his work place. Grant is seldom without something to say but just for a moment I hear that he was speechless!

Russell made the presentation whilst Trevor read the following citation

“Grant has worked away in the background for many years, and has been involved inevery show since Annie. With his team he has built the sets for most, if not all of the shows since then, together with staging for Stars in Their Eyes across the same time period.

Grant has been the face behind the bar for many shows, and on those occasions when he could not be seen there, would have been back stage as stage crew and on one occasion, stage manager.

He has also managed to get into the cast under the floodlights. Grant is one of those people who just get things done, without fuss and his contribution fully justifies this award.”

You Rock Grant, Congratulations from us all!

Grant Ruffell receives his Society Service Award from Patron Russell Fawcett on 30 May 2019

Grant Ruffell receives his Society Service Award from Patron Russell Fawcett on 30 May 2019

Society Service Awards Well Deserved

At our Annual General Meeting on 29 May two society stalwarts were awarded with the esteemed Service Awards for their services to Theatre.

Pat Lines was absolutely overwhelmed and delighted to receive her award for “Services to Children’s Theatre” and presented with the award by Society Patron Russell Fawcett and our Immediate Past President Trevor Goudie.

Trevor Read the following Citation:

“Pat has been involved in many aspects of the Society over the years both on and off stage, having been on Committee, and served as production manager on at least one occasion. Pat is best known today for her service to Children’s Theatre, and that is what this award is in recognition of.

She has directed 6 shows for children :- Dream Maker 2009, Cinderella 2010, I want My Mummy 2015, Oz 2016, Pinocchio 2017, and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs this year.

Two young people who had their start in children’s theatre have gone on to tertiary study in the field, Sam Harris and Sophie Wright.

The Society is grateful to Pat for the time that she puts into this area of its

operations.

Congratulations from us all Pat!.

Children’s Theatre Director Mrs Pat Lines receiving her Service Award from Society Patron Mr Russell Fawcett at our Annual General Meeting 29 May 2019

Children’s Theatre Director Mrs Pat Lines receiving her Service Award from Society Patron Mr Russell Fawcett at our Annual General Meeting 29 May 2019