In 2017 Trevor Oakes won the National Operatic and Dramatic Association (NODA)
award for the best performance by an actor in a play in the London region
for his portrayal of Alfred Doolittle in our production of Pygmalion.
In 2018 Trevor won the same award again, this time jointly with Steve Angus for their
performances as Brian Cronin and Billy Fox in London Suite by Neil Simon.
In 2019 Colin Brodie won a lifetime achievement award from NODA for
60 years of vigorous service to The Good Companions,
including over 60 performances as an actor and 45 as a director.
Colin has held every official role within the society, most on numerous occasions.
THE BARNET AND DISTRICT DRAMA FESTIVAL, 2008
DRAMA AWARDS NIGHT TRIUMPH FOR THE GOOD COMPANIONS, FOR "A VOYAGE ROUND MY FATHER"
BEST ALL ROUND PRODUCTION!
BEST THEATRICAL PRODUCTION!
MOST PROMISING YOUNG PLAYER!
ADJUDICATOR'S SPECIAL AWARD!
A wonderful evening in June at The Barnet and District Drama Festival Awards Night culminated when, to a packed audience, the results of the competition were announced. An amazing evening when The GCs swept the board winning 6 awards. Surely a record!
Best All round Production. "A Voyage Round My Father".
Best Director. Mary Ennis.
Best Theatrical Production. For the staging, costumes, props etc.
Best Actress. Sylvia Daker as the mother.
The Most Promising Young Player. Gregory Kearns (12) as Reigate .
Adjudicator's Special Award. John Bunce, Iain Savage and Daniel Pocklington for excellent sound effects and lighting.
The adjudicator could find no fault and praised the ensemble team- work, with no weakness in any of the cast, which she found amazing, as they numbered over 20. She said: "It was the most touching, enjoyable, professional production I have seen in many years" And to Mary Ennis as director "I can teach you nothing"
Praise indeed and well-done Mary Ennis and all involved!
Colin Brodie. (Captain of The GCs)