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The Mousetrap Awards

The Mousetrap Awards 2018

On Sunday 13th May 2018, Mousetrap Theatre Projects’ Youth Forum presented the 7th annual Mousetrap Awards ceremony at the Charing Cross Theatre. The Mousetrap Awards are the only theatre awards voted upon solely by young theatregoers aged 15-23, and this year over 1000 people voted and helped to name 12 outstanding West End shows and performers as winners.
 
 
Mousetrap Award Winners 2018:
 
Best Feel Good Show - Kinky Boots
 
Show You Came Out Dancing To - Five Guys Named Moe 
 
Best Female Performer - Rachel John as Angelica in Hamilton 
 
Most Heart-Stopping Show - The Ferryman 
 
Soundtrack Of My Soul - Hamilton 
 
Best Male Performer - Layton Williams as Angel in RENT 
 
Best Finale - Kinky Boots 
 
Aesthetic On Point - The Grinning Man 
 
Performer Who Saved The Day - Adam Bayjou as Jean Valjean in Les Misérables‏ 
 
Couldn't Wait For It To Open - Five Guys Named Moe 
 
Best Ensemble - Hamilton 
 
Friendliest Venue - The Old Vic 
 
An audience of over 150 people - among them award nominees, Mousetrap supporters and friends of the Youth Forum were all in attendance at the 90-minute Awards ceremony, opened by West End stars Liisi LaFontaine and Asmeret Ghebremichael of Dreamgirls.  Youth Forum members Moniece Mullings, Bryony Relf, Dylan Johnson and Ruth Nade showcased their skills as talented young presenters, confidently compering the show and keeping the crowds entertained in between the big announcements.  
 
There were stand-out performances of from singers Chiara Lari and Phoebe Bryant, gospel singer-songwriter Temi (AKA Melo-G), hip-hop dancer Holly Higginson, performer Mollie Gallagher and spoken word artist Amaris Powell.  New girl group MU4, winners of ITV’s ‘Sing it to Win It’, delivered the final performance of the evening - a stunning rendition of ‘You Can’t Hurry Love’ - before Clive Rowe MBE, patron of Mousetrap Theatre Projects, closed the show with a touching tribute to Mousetrap Theatre Projects.
 
Quotes from the award-winners: 
 
“We had the best afternoon, the tears just didn’t stop flow. We’re leaving so inspired by the performances! If you weren’t here, you missed it! This is such a worthy cause, get behind it! This is what we need: young people. And thank you so much for the award and for voting!”
Rachel John, winner of the Mousetrap Award for Best Female Performer 
 
 
 
“Everyone who has voted and engaged with Mousetrap, thank you for letting people find their voice and thank you for voting for us and for allowing us to keep sharing this story!”
Obioma Ugoala, who collected the Mousetrap Award for Soundtrack Of My Soul on behalf of Hamilton 
 
 
 
“A big shoutout to the Mousetrap youngsters out there, I really appreciate you voting for me! I started out just like you – I had a dream and honestly, work hard, and you’ll be up here snatching trophies too! Being able to put my own stamp on such an iconic role in RENT was a moment for me and being able to represent the LGBTQ+ community so that someone who is different in the audience can see someone like them, I was so proud.”
Layton Williams, winner of the Mousetrap Award for Best Male Performer 
 

 

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