Mary loved to see young people progressing through the company. This award, in her name, is given annually to a young member who has made an outstanding contribution to the Society. This year’s recipient has given selflessly of her time over many years without the glory of receiving applause at the end of performances as she does not appear on stage. She has designed and painted scenery for many of our pantomimes.
She makes props out of what appears to be scraps of rubbish, e.g. the film camera for “Sunset Boulevard”. She is totally reliable and it was felt that for the first non-performer to receive this award, it could not possibly go to anyone more fitting or deserving. The Mary Hamilton Award for 2015 goes to Melanie Spedding.