Annual Awards 2017

Awards were presented to members of the company for their outstanding work over the past year.


Allen Edwards Trophy for best performance:
Jan Bradshaw
for Margot Mason – July 2017

Derek Marks Award for best director:
Geoff Dodsworth
for All My Sons – October 2016

Sandra Ransom Shield for outstanding contribution to the company:
Karol Cooper

Our Charity

This year (2017 - 18) Chameleons are supporting the Hampshire Art for Recreation and Therapy.

hArt
 (Hampshire Art for Recreation and Therapy) is a charity, established in 2014, that helps to change the lives of adults and children with mental health and wider social issues.


During 2016 - 2017 we supported Rethink Mental Illness.

With the generosity of Chameleon Theatre audiences we managed to raise £747.

Chameleons at The Extrav on Sunday 17th September 2017

Sheila Hardiman at the Chameleons Stand.

Chameleons attended Hiltingbury Extrav this year to promote the company, next month's production of Murdered To Death and to encourage local residents to join us not just on stage but in many of the supporting roles like sound, lighting, costume and set construction.

Chameleons enjoyed meeting lots of people at this very well attended Event.

Daily Echo Curtain Call Awards 2017

Congratulations to Dave Wilkins for winning the Daily Echo Curtain Call Award 2017 for Best Performance in a Pantomime as Widow Twankey in Aladdin in the Chameleon Theatre Company production of Aladdin. Never gives less than an absolutely hilarious performance.
Click here for more details of the Daily Echo Curtain Call Awards 2017.

Helping the Community

Sheila Hardiman presents cheque for £660 to Chandlers Ford Good Neighbours .

Chameleon Theatre of Chandlers Ford always supports a local charity close to a member's heart through our raffles. In 2015/16, Sheila Hardiman proposed Good Neighbours, since she is a volunteer for them, and was very pleased to present a cheque for £660 to Barbara and Jim (the Treasurer) at their Chandlers Ford Good Neighbours AGM in October 2016.

Nick Coleman - "Well done too, to all our audience members who support our charity raffles drawn during the interval. Our lavish prize table is legendary!"
Elaine Billimore - "Great news!! CFGD will always hold a special place in my heart x"

Annual Awards 2016

Awards were presented to members of the company for their outstanding work over the past year.


Allen Edwards Trophy for best performance:
Matthew Meehan
for Renfield in Dracula – October 2015

Derek Marks Award for best director:
Liz Strevens
for Dracula – October 2015

Sandra Ransom Shield for outstanding contribution to the company:
Diana Mills

Our Charity

This year (2016 - 17) Chameleons are supporting the Rethink Mental Illness. Rethink Mental Illness help millions of people affected by mental illness by challenging attitudes, changing lives.
During 2015 - 2016 we supported Chandlers Ford Good Neighbours. With the generosity of Chameleon Theatre audiences we managed to raise £660.

Annual Awards 2015

Awards were presented at the 2015 AGM for the following categories:

The Derek Marks Trophy for Best Director – Gillian Wilkins for Fawlty Towers – April 2015 (pictured centre); 

The Sandra Ransom Shield for Contribution to The Company – Michael Morris (right) and 

The Allen Edwards Trophy for Best Performance – Dave Wilkins (left) for Basil in Fawlty Towers – April 2015

Informing

Hiltingbury Extravanganza in September 2015

Chameleons attended Hiltingbury Extravaganza again this year to promote the company, next month's production of Dracula and to encourage local residents to join us not just on stage but in many of the supporting roles like sound, lighting, costume and set construction.

Entertaining

Chameleons read poetry at the Eastleigh Museum's Summer Soirée on Thursday 25 June.

As part of The Chameleons’ 50th Anniversary celebrations, 6 members performed at the Eastleigh Museum on Thursday 25th of June 2015. They were presenting 

“A Summer Soiree”, a recital of summer-themed poems selected by Jean Roberts-Jones, Chief Executive of One Community who support the volunteers who run the Museum on behalf of Hampshire Culture.

Chameleons also entertained the audience with their own selection of summer-themed monologues and “songs”. The chosen songs Summer In The City by The Lovin’ Spoonful, Summer Nights from Grease and Cliff Richard’s chart topping hit “Summer Holiday” delivered as spoken lyrics rather than sung in the style of Peter Sellars as Richard III reciting The Beatles’ “A Hard Day’s Night”. However, the audience took little persuasion to burst into song with “Summer Holiday” recited earlier by Lisa Dunbar. Well, the selection of wines served were very enjoyable!”

Chameleons "led an entertaining evening - the poetry and the sing a long." (Sian Hayden). "The audience was desperate to sing 'Summer Holiday' - you could see it in their eyes (alongside the fear)" (Stephen Fenerty).

From left to right: Geoff Dodsworth, Stephen Fenerty, Marilyn Dunbar, Jean Roberts-Jones (One Community), Nick Coleman, Lisa Dunbar and Liz Strevens.

Geoff Dodsworth reading to the audience.

Informing

Chameleons recruiting new members

Fryern Funtasia in May 2015

They are (from left to right): Karol Cooper, Lisa Dunbar, Ellie Payne, Gillian Wilkins, Dave Wilkins, Marilyn Dunbar, Nick Coleman, and (Front row) Zara and Daisy Wilkins.

The Chameleon Theatre Company brought sense of humour to Fryern Funtasia. 

" Meeting these crazy people at Fryern Funtasia was a joy. Dave Wilkins, who played Basil at Fawlty Towers, now has met his young fan (my son) and seems to have become his role model. " Janet Williams, Chandler's Ford Today.

Click here for the full article - Build A Community We Are Proud Of: Fryern Funtasia 4th May 2015

Hiltingbury Extravanganza in September 2014

Chameleons Lisa Dunbar, Dave Wilkins and Marilyn Dunbar on duty

Helping the Community


A very successful Murder Mystery evening was performed by the Chameleon Theatre Company. We helped Kings School, Winchester raise over £1000.

A huge thanks to the team - Marilyn Dunbar, Lisa Dunbar, Nick Coleman, Jennifer Prior, Naomi Scott, Roger Hester, Jan Bradshaw, David Wilkins, Lesley James, Geoff Dodsworth, and Terry James.

Annual Awards 2014

Awards were presented at the 2014 AGM for the following categories:

The Derek Marks Trophy for Best Director – Dave & Gillian Wilkins for Peter Pan – January 2014 (pictured above centre); 

The Sandra Ransom Shield for Contribution to The Company – Lionel Elliott (right) and 

The Allen Edwards Trophy for Best Performance – shared between Wayne Bradshaw (left) for Owen in The Vicar of Dibley – July 2014 and Dave Wilkins for Stephen in Chinamen – April 2014 

Socialising

Chameleons met up in Winchester in August for the annual Treasure Hunt

The winners, pictured left to right Nick Coleman, John and Jenni Prior and Tom Heald

Marilyn & Lisa Dunbar organised a well- supported, very competitive but fun Treasure Hunt around Winchester City centre on a sunny Saturday afternoon in August. We met first in the Crown & Anchor pub solely for hydration purposes and returned there afterwards to recover sufficient energy for the customary arguments about the clues and to congratulate the winners. We moved on to Prezo’s afterwards for supper.

Last saved: September, 2017




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