KNUTSFORD Little Theatre has held its annual meeting and awards evening, with the June production of Keith Waterhouse’s Good Grief proving a winner with members of the theatre.

The play, about a woman coping with life after the death of her husband, was voted best production, with Tina Buckley collecting the prize as director.

This wasn’t the only award for the play. Jacky Slater picked up the award for best actress for her portrayal of the widow, and David Muncaster received the best actor award for his role of The Suit in the same production.

The award for best support went to Paul Baston for his performance as mad cycling Dutchman Lop Wink in the play Mr Wonderful, while Tessa Sawyer picked up best junior award for her performance of Spike Marlin in Dick Whittington.

There are also a number of committee awards.

Chris Race won the award for most outstanding contribution over the past year. As well as appearing in two productions, Chris is always helping behind the scenes or with costumes, is dedicated to keeping the theatre clean and tidy and is the theatre's ticket secretary.

The award for the junior contribution went jointly to Mark Kerwin and Pippa Mallon for the mentoring of new junior members.

The most promising newcomer award was also shared between Vince Thorp and Marilyn Smith, who have made huge contributions behind the scenes.

Finally, the Outside the Box award was won by John and Joyce Smith for their efforts on and off the stage during the panto.

The next season for the company will provide plenty of opportunity for more prizes and the competition starts in September with the production of John Godber’s Men of the World.