In it’s inaugural year it was felt that there was one outstanding candidate for the Mary Hamilton Award – Sophie Begg, who had just taken the title role in our production of “Gigi“. Sophie joined us in 1998 to play one of the von Trapp children in our production of “The Sound of Music”. Sophie has grown up with the Society and is now 18 years old. Her dedication to her work with us has been an inspiration to see. She fully deserves this award.