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One-Act Drama Festival 2017 at The Parish Hall, Iron Acton  - Adjudicator Nick Wilkes, Assoc GODA

A preliminary round of the All-England Theatre Festival

 

Please send in photographs of your One-Act entry for inclusion here

Friday 24 February 2017

 

SPP Theatre Company

 

  

Old Anna

Young Anna

Anna

 

Director

Stage Manager

Lighting

Sound

 

And Go To Innisfree

by Jean Lenox Toddie

 

Christine Sargent

Natasha Finch

Jessica Roy

 

Christine Sargent with the company

Aengus Cooke

Phil Burnett

Stephen Gardener

 

St Alban's Players

 

 

Tom

Jessie

Charlie

Caroline

 

Director

Assistant Director / Stage Manager

Lighting

Sound

 

Tomcat

by James Rushbrooke

 

David Evans

Abi Cowen

Toby Rome

Sandra Tomkins

 

Wendy Withers

Gill Cowen

John Davey

Charlie Whitehead

 

A deserted beach, late September in the 1990's. An older woman appears. She has come to make a decision. Will she reach it alone? The voice of the middle aged matron she was argues for the comfort of a retirement home. The voice of the child she once was urges her to lie under the brambles and eat black berries again, to study ants and to arise again and go to Innisfree.

In the not too distant future the world is better than ever. Diseases and disorders have been wiped out; but 12 year old Jessie doesn't belong. She slipped through the net and there's something dangerous in her DNA, something that must be cured.

   

And go to Innisfree rehearsal photos...

   

 

Tomcat rehearsal photos...

   

 

  Please send in photographs of your One-Act entry for inclusion here

Saturday 2-30, 25 February 2017

 

Junior Actonians

   

 

Billy

Ruby

Queenie

Ery

Haem

Mo

Alpha

Porphy

Globin

Thrombo

Luke

O'Cyte

Clots

 

Director

Assistant Director

Lighting / Sound

 

Blood

by Nettie Bascomb Brown

 

Ollie Taylor

Ellie Ridler

Grace Flynn

Lucy Thompson

Chloe Dean

Jessica Hatherell

Bella Norris

Holly King

Harriet Bisp

Poppy Orchard

James Tofts

Jacqui Strachan

Alice Grubb

 

Sarah Godsell

Di Pardoe

Mark Whitehouse

 

The Oldland Players

 

 

Sibyl Chase

Elyot Chase

Victor Prynne

Amanda Prynne

 

Director

Stage Manager

Lighting

Sound

 

Private Lives - Act 1

by Noel Coward

 

Natalie Brown

Stephen Coles

Daniel Johnson

Lisa Stapleton

 

Daniel Johnson

Gill Lewisohn

Andy Trickey

Hannah Johnson

 

Have you ever wondered what is happening inside your body as you go through your daily routines? Well now you can visualise it through this cleverly crafted play about your blood!

"Blood is a highly original play which tackles a serious subject as a comedy"

"Here we are on the first night of our honeymoon, with the moon coming up, and the music playing, and all you can do is talk about my first husband..." If it were only just talk. Amanda and Elyot had divorced and gone their separate ways forever until they find themselves both on honeymoon, with new respective partner, in adjoining hotel rooms in the first act of this classic Noel Coward comedy.

   

Junior Actonians rehearsing 'Blood'

 

   

 

  Please send in photographs of your One-Act entry for inclusion here

Saturday 7-30, 25 February 2017

 

Sodbury Players

  

 

Danny

Alan

Norman

Cilla

 

Director

Stage Manager

 

Consequences

by Duncan Battman

 

Richard Cottle

Steve Crump

Simon Carney

Sammy Mountford

 

Rob Creer

Kirk Clifford

 

Actonians Drama Group

 

 

Marlene

Isabella Bird

Lady Nijo

Pope Joan

Dull Gret

Patient Griselda

Waitress

 

Director

Stage Manager

Lighting / Sound

 

Top Girls - Act 1

by Caryl Churchill

 

Sarah Godsell

Lin Bowden

Debby Ashton

Sue Anstey

Pat Stimson

Rachel Taylor

Dee Mason

 

Sarah McMahon

Sarah McMahon

Mark Whitehouse

 

Two police officers make a discovery that changes an old case.

The famous first act sees Marlene celebrating her promotion to Managing Director of the "Top Girls" employment agency, with strangers, not friends. Set in a smart London restaurant, it is a fascinating insight into the lives of five unusual historical women, whose stories are both feisty and poignant.

 

Actonians rehearsing 'Top Girls'...

   

 

-oOo-

 

And the winners of the Awards are...

 

 

Denning Award for Youth                                                          Alice Grubb
(Encouragement)                                                               Junior Actonians

 

 

West Town Workshop Theatre for Youth                                      Abi Cowen

(Most promising youth performance)                                 St Albanís Players

 

AAD Award for Youth Drama                                              Junior Actonians

(Winning youth group)                                                                              

 

Richard Brayshaw Cup                                                     St Albanís Players

(Technical award)                                                                                      

 

 

The Ruth Perrett Award                                           Actonians Drama Group

(Costume)                                                                                                 

 

Pauline Pincott Trophy                                                                No entries

(Best original play)                                                                                   

 

Graham Bradshaw Cup                                                          Richard Cottle

(Best Supporting Performance)                                         Sodbury Players

 

Priory Plate                                                                           Lisa Stapleton

(Best actress)                                                                     Oldland Players

 

Goodway Memorial Cup                                                           David Evans

(Best actor)                                                                     St Albanís Players

 

Adjudicatorís Award                                                           Junior Actonians

(Adjudicatorís discretion)                                                                          

            

The Peter English Award                                                 St. Albanís Players

(Runners up)                                                                                             

 

The Alexander Trophy                                             Actonians Drama Group

(Overall winning production)                                                                   

  

 

The Adjudicator, Nick Wilkes, Assoc GoDA

 

The Awards

 

The Overall winner goes on to the Wessex Division

Quarter Final - 9 April 2017 at Princess Theatre, Burnham-on-Sea TA8 1EH

( Ron Roberts 01458 241374 ron@silverstones.com )

 

Semi Final - 6 May 2017 at The Athenaeum, Warminster BA12 9AE

( Ann Aplin 01454 228243 aplinironacton2@gmail.com )

 

English Final - 3 June 2017 at McMillan Theatre, Bridgewater TA6 4PZ

( Box Office: 01278 556677 Ron Roberts - as above )

 

British Final - 7 & 8 July 2017 at Mac Theatre, Belfast

( tickets@themaclive.com   Mac Pollock 028 2766 2590 )

www.britishfinal.org.uk