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The Mousetrap Awards



Here's looking at YOUTH! 


Layton Williams


HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who voted in this year's Mousetrap Awards! 

Over 3000 people aged 15-29 cast their vote: that's over 3 times the number in 2018! 

Here's a little round up of the ceremony, organised by our INCREDIBLE Youth Forum...


On Sunday 19th May 2019, some of the biggest stars in the business gathered at the Charing Cross Theatre to celebrate the 8th edition of the Mousetrap Awards: the UK’s only theatre awards voted for by young people.

Organised and hosted by our Youth Forum, the ceremony began in spectacular style with a lively welcome speech from West End superstar Layton Williams , AKA Jamie in Everybody’s Talking About Jamie.  Layton set the tone for what was to be a fun and uplifting night celebrating the remarkable talents of the winners, and highlighting the vital role young people play in the Arts.

The first award of the night, the SING YOUR HEART OUT award, went to Hamilton, collected by none other than Hamilton himself (Jamael Westman – pictured below), who was thrilled to be there to show his support and gratitude to all those who voted. 

Jamael’s reverence for young people was clear in his speech: 

“On behalf of the entire Hamilton family, I would like to thank Mousetrap and all the young people that voted.  I have no qualms about shouting from the roof tops that our best shows are when young people are in the audience.   That’s my opinion but I’m sure that the company feels the same. I would like to dedicate this award to them and their power to make great change in the society.” 

Perhaps the sweetest speeches of the night came from Amelie Green, Anya Hewett and Eibhleann Rose McCormack: who all collected a BIG LITTLE STAR AWARD for their performances as Summer in School of Rock.  As well as their proud parents, the girls were joined by their on-stage teacher Jake Sharp, who plays the legendary Dewey Finn and was delighted to applaud his star pupils!

Heathers the Musical fought off stiff competition to pick up the BRING IT BACK award, which Carrie Hope-Fletcher was thrilled to collect.  She was joined by co-star Sophie Isaacs (below left), who picked up the WATCH THIS FACE award for her outstanding performance as the notorious Heather McNamara.

The Les Mirables cast were out in force to collect their award for SHOWS STILL SMASHING IT: well-deserved after a remarkable 34 years in the West End.  Adam Bayjou (below centre) attended last year’s Mousetrap Awards was thrilled to be back for a second year:

 “I couldn’t wait to come back – and we’re all so thrilled to have won this award! It’s such an honour to collect it, especially best it’s the only one voted for by young people.  After 34 years, it important that the show is till inspiring today’s young people as it did generations before them.”

Between all the awards and acceptance speeches, the crowd enjoyed stellar performances from emerging young talent: including some spectacular freestyle ballroom from Andrew Self, and a standout performance from spoken word artist and former Young Poet Laureate, Mia-Daliya Cunningham (below).


 

Broadway star and Mousetrap Patron Asmeret Ghebremichael closed the ceremony with a moving speech, applauding all the hard work that had gone into the event and highlighting why she’s so passionate about the wider work of Mousetrap Theatre Projects. 

But the biggest stars of the evening were the Mousetrap’s Youth Forum: who, with the support of Project Manager Gemma Bell, ran every aspect of the Awards: from deciding the category names and nominees, to auditioning the performers and hosting the ceremony itself.  And not forgetting the 3000 + young people aged 15-29 who voted for their favourite stars and shows this year: three times the number of votes in 2018.   

The Mousetrap Awards is a glorious celebration of the brilliant things that can happen when young people are given the vote, the voice and the stage to showcase their passions and talents.   Long may they continue! 
 

 

Congratulations once again to all of our 2019 award winners! 


Sing Your Heart Out
Hamilton

I Wish I Could Dance Like That
42nd Street

Watch This Face
Sophie Isaacs, Heathers the Musical

SHOW WITH THE MOST EMO
Everybody’s Talking about Jamie

BEST MALE PERFORMER
John McCrea, Everybody’s Talking about Jamie

SPECTACULAR STAGE
Matilda the Musical

BIG LITTLE STARS
Amelie Green
Anya Hewett
Eibhleann Rose McCormack
For their performances as Summer in School of Rock

SHOWS STILL SMASHING IT
LesMisérables

SAVED THE DAY
Steph Parry, as Donna in Mamma Mia!

BRING IT BACK
Heathers the Musical

BEST FEMALE
Marisha Wallace, as Effie in Dreamgirls

HOME SWEET HOME
Apollo Victoria Theatre

POWER OF ENSEMBLE
SIX

SPECIAL RECOGNITION FOR CONTRIBUTION TO THEATRE
Joe Murphy and Joe Robertson for The Jungle

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