TONIGHT the winners of our awards celebrating the best in arts and entertainment have been given out in a ceremony at The Kings Theatre in Southsea
There have been 14 lucky recipients of WOW247 Awards, ranging from music to film, amateur dramatics, eating out and more.
Among the worthy winners are Kassassin Street, who take the Best band title for a second time, Victorious Festival sweeping away all-comers in Best Event and Fareham Musical Society winning Best Amateur Musical for their production of Jekyll and Hyde, as well as two runners-up for the same show in Best Actor and Best Actress with Stuart Frank and Lucy Barratt.
And Audrey Pring, the life president of South Downe Musical Society and founder of the South Downe School of Dance, has been given a Special Achievement Award for her invaluable contribution to the local arts scene.
There was entertainment from rock band Hollowed Hour, Instant Star winner Mollie Jay and the Portsmouth Players treated the packed out theatre to an excerpt from their upcoming production of Spamalot.
See tomorrow’s News for more from the winners and plenty of pictures from the big night.
THE WINNERS and RUNNERS-UP
Winner: James Alderson
Runner-up: Mike Cox
Winner: Monkey Love Stunt Team
Runner-up: Will Chump
Winner: Kassassin Street
Runner-up: Seething Akira
BEST SOLO ACT
Winner: Marley Blandford
Runner-up: Sophie Darling
Winner: Victorious Festival
Winner: Back to the Future - Portsmouth City Museum
Runner-up: In The Frame – Aspex Gallery
Winner: 6 Oz Burger, Southsea
Runner-up: Wave Maiden, Southsea
Winner: Silhouette dir Thomas Davenport
Runner-up: Ret Con
BEST PROFESSIONAL PRODUCTION
Winner: To Kill A Mockingbird - Chichester Festival Theatre
Runner-up: Anything Goes - Mayflower Theatre
BEST AMATEUR PRODUCTION
Winner: The Ladykillers - CCADS, at The Kings Theatre, Southsea
Runner-up: Cider with Rosie - Humdrum at the Spring, Havant
BEST AMATEUR MUSICAL
Winner: Jekyll & Hyde – Fareham Musical Society at Ferneham Hall
Runner-up: Legally Blonde – South Downe Musical Society at The Kings Theatre
BEST AMATEUR ACTOR
Winner: Danny Owen – Sweeney Todd, Hayling Musical Society
Runner-up: Stuart Frank – Jekyll & Hyde, Fareham Musical Society
BEST AMATEUR ACTRESS
Winner: Sheila Elsdon – Sunset Boulevard, Portsmouth Players
Runner-up: Lucy Barratt – Jekyll & Hyde, Fareham Musical Society
Winner: Portsmouth Grammar School Chamber Choir
Runner-up: Portsmouth Festival Choir