10th CONDA Awards – 1988


Professional categories

Production: The Magic Flute (The Hunter Opera, later Opera Hunter)

Performance (male and female): Peter Binning, The Bear (The Sound Construction Company) and Barry Shepherd, Summer of the Seventeenth Doll (HVTC), tie

Director: Victor Emeljanow, The Caretaker (University Drama)

Technical achievement: James Jablonski, lighting design, The Magic Flute

Non-professional categories

Dramatic production: Romeo and Juliet (University Drama)

Musical production: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (YPT)

Actress: Michaela Bolzan, Romeo and Juliet

Actor in a leading role: Robert Simm, The Caretaker

Actor in a supporting role: David Berthold, Romeo and Juliet, and Alan Bodenham, Season’s Greetings (Newcastle Repertory), tie

Director: Isobel Denholm, Season’s Greetings

Technical achievement: Mark Newland, fight choreography, Romeo and Juliet

Commonwealth Bank award for outstanding achievement in Newcastle theatre The Hunter Opera, for an exceptional blending of professional production expertise and non-professional talent in The Magic Flute; and Teresa Conicella, Richard Davies and Peter Ross, for the imaginative concept and innovative staging of The Ninth Wave (YPT) – tie.

Special award Newcastle Dramatic Art Club, for 50 years of service toNewcastle theatre