Lewes Little Theatre in the limelight at ‘Oscars’ night

Lewes Little Theatre shone at the local ‘Oscars’ evening on Tuesday.

It won two of the 15 categories at Brighton and Hove Arts Council’s annual drama awards ceremony.

Meg Depla Lake took the honours in Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Polly Honeycombe.

Meanwhile, Lewes Little Theatre’s Mike Batchelor won the Best Stage Set Design category for Double Bill, and was also nominated for Best Sound Design in the same production and for The Flower Award for Best Technical Achievement for Crime and Punishment.

The latter production also saw Jennifer Henley as a Best Actress nominee.

Ringmer Dramatic Society’s Jean Drinan, Jade Earley and Dizz Byrom-Colbourne won the Best Costumes accolade for their work on Wyrd Sisters, for which the society’s Michael O’Callaghan was a nominee for Best Supporting Actor.

The awards evening recognises the schievements of amateur theatre companies in the area – eight were involved. Each year companies nominate a production from their autumn schedule and a qualified theatre professional attends each production to act as an adjudicator.

This year the role was given to Brighton-based actor Keith Drinkel, whose career on stage and television includes appearances in Coronation Street, Midsomer Murders and Dr Who.