Past Winners of The Tony Bentley Tankard

The Tony Bentley Tankard is awarded for Adjudicators Award.


2000: Entertaining Mr.Sloane by Joe Orton, presented to Brigstowe Theatre Company

2001: Absurd Person Singular by Tom Stoppard, presented to Bam

2002: Bouncers by John Bodber, presented to East Herts Operatic Society

2003: Babes in Arms by Rogers and Hart, presented to Masters Performing Arts College

2004: Of Mice And Men by John Steinbeck, presented to The Barn Theatre Club

2005: Crystal Clear by Phil Young, presented to In Yer Space

2006: Chapter Two by Neil Simon, presented to Hoddesdon Players, Hoddesdon, Herts

2007: Cold Comfort Farm by Paul Doust adapted from the novel by Stella Gibbons, presented to Hertford Dramatic and Operatic Society

2008: Tom Jones by John Osborne, presented to Barn Theatre Club

2009: The Cripple of Inishmaan by Martin McDonagh, presented to Barn Theatre Club, Welwyn Garden City

2010: The Sociable Plover by Tim Whitnall, presented to The Heath Players

2011: The Elephant Man by Pomerance, presented to The Barn Theatre Club

2012: Terra Nova by Ted Tally, presented to Heath Players

2013: Talking Heads by Alan Bennett, presented to Hertford Dramatic & Operatic Society

2014: Awarded to Ken Allford for lighting design for Great Expectations presented by The Company of Players.

2015: Awarded to the Lighting Team of HD&OS for "saving the show"

2016: Awarded to The Company of Players' Hannah Leonard for her portrayal of Hedda Gabler

2017: The two gasps of horror caused by the hammer blows in The Night Alive by Bejou Productions

2018: Awarded to Jonathan James of the Players Theatre (Wales) for his portrayal of Bullshot Crummond

2019: Ben Stanton & Julia Langley for their portrayal of Benjamin and Elaine in White Cobra's production of The Graduate

2022: For the video sequence in the Barn Theatre's production of A Bunch of Amateurs.

2023: Shakespeare in Hollywood by Ken Ludwig, presented to The Company of Players

2024: The Laramie Project by Mois├ęs Kaufman and the members of the Tectonic Theatre Project, presented to Hertford Dramatic & Operatic Society (Hertford)