Nominations Galore

Best Ensemble Drama for Brutal Biology

Everyone at Bispham CastAways are currently buzzing after receiving a total of eight NODA North-West Region 2 Awards nominations, covering an impressive three out of the four of their productions performed in 2019. The CastAways nominations were for the following:

  • Best supporting actor in a drama – Dave McChrystal as Alex Art in Brutal Biology
  • Best actress in a drama – Sue Hope as Mrs Austin in Beside The Seaside
  • Best supporting actor in a Panto – Dave McChrystal as Cheryl in Cinderella
  • Best supporting actor in a Panto – Dominic Bradley as Beryl in Cinderella
  • Best supporting actress in a Panto – Sharon Sinclair as Lady Devillia Hardup in Cinderella
  • Most entertaining in a Panto – Adam Smithson as Bispham Bronco in Cinderella
  • Best ensemble drama – Brutal Biology
  • Best pantomime – Cinderella

We wish to thank all our members for their hard work over the year to create such a successful four productions. Good luck to everyone at the awards evening on the 29th of February!


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Pantomime Success

The Cast of Cinderella

Bispham CastAways performances of Cinderella by Ben Crocker went down an absolute treat with two very appreciative audiences! The acting was superb and included onstage debuts from Tara Stott as Cinderella, Emma Jelley as Prince Charming, Jennifer Maycock as Snatch and Adam Smithson as Bispham Bronco. The set and a lot of props had been lovingly hand produced through hours of hard work by the extremely talented Gary Tunnicliffe. An amazing amount of sound, lighting and special effects had taken further hours of dedicated searching, sourcing, building and creating by the fabulous Ian Fleetwood. This was a true group effort for the CastAways who are all extremely proud of the fairytale pantomime they created!

Sell Out Murderous Fun!

Cast take a bow!

Applause rang out from a packed out audience as the cast took a bow after the murderer was revealed in Brutal Biology on Friday the 9th of August. With lovely hotpot and apple pie, plus the fun of a biology related table quiz and a raffle packed with great prizes, there was nothing but laughs and glowing compliments for the evening produced by Bispham CastAways with Sam Bolton and Helen Findlay in charge.

Due to such an amazing demand for tickets, another date for this show has been released – Friday evening the 20th of September – so if you missed this fun-filled event, please email bispham.castaways@gmail.com, contact us or phone 01253 353224 … as tickets are already selling fast!

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Seaside Success

Bispham CastAways Cast Of Beside The Seaside by Leslie Sands

It was such fun at the “Seaview”, two minutes from the sea, under the hard gaze of Mrs Austin. This play was the first by Bispham CastAways and played to two very appreciative audiences on the 26th and 27th of April. There were laughs galore at the antics of the Blackpool boarding house residents during a typically English week in August in the 1950s. A financial success as well with a great NODA review put the cherry on top of the cake!

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