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Bristol One Act Festival Results

The Bristol One Act Festival concluded last night; the trophy winners were:-
1st Place Trophy  Sodbury Players Youth Section (SPYS)
2nd Place Trophy The Woodland Players
3rd Place Trophy Oldland Players
Chris Jaeger Award for Best Director
Ross Brown
Sodbury Players Youth Section (SPYS)
Best Actor
Greg Garbett
Open For Theatre
Best Actress
Beth Maskall
St Alban's Players
Best Supporting Actor

Best Supporting Actress
Richard Cottle
Sodbury Players
Kit Muffett
The Oldland Players
KP Badges & Trophies - 
Best Moment of Theatre Award
Forming the tree
Sodbury Players Youth Section (SPYS)
Les Solomon Décor Award The Woodland Players
The Pauline Pincott Costume Award Sodbury Players Youth Section (SPYS)
Caroline Phillips Award
(Winning Youth Group)
Sodbury Players Youth Section (SPYS)
Dawn Barrah Award
(Most Promising Youth Performance)
Rhiannon Williamson
Sodbury Players Youth Section (SPYS)
Joan Pickthall Award
(Best Original Play)
‘Worst Case Scenario’ by Lis Jeffery
Tickenham Drama Group
Charles Cash Award Trophy
(Adjudicator’s Choice)
The Oldland Players

Members of the audience who attend all the sessions were able to mark the performances and their winner was - The Oldland Players

Congratulations to everyone who took part.

Going forward to represent the Bristol Festival in the Quarter Finals on 7th April are The Woodland Players and The Oldland Players. They will be joined by the winning groups from the Avon and Somerset Festivals.

You may be wondering why the first placed group is not going to the next round from the Bristol Festival - this is because groups choose which Festival they "opt" from and Sodbury Players Youth Section (SPYS) are opting from the Avon Festival which is less than 2 weeks away.


2018 Avon Festival
Avon Festival - 9th,10th, March at Backwell Playhouse

If you are intrigued by what "forming the tree" is in the SPYS production was (see Bristol Festival above) then you have a chance to find out in the Avon Festival! 

If you haven't attended a One Act Festival before then why not come along and see what it's all about; if you belong to a local drama group who have not entered a One Act Festival then why not consider it for next year? Come along to the Avon Festival and have a chat about it.



Backwell Playhouse




‘Mother Goose’ – Laying January 2018 – A Grand Family Pantomime

Performed by Backwell Playhouse Theatre Company

Featuring AliCaT Children and Theatre

Tickets available soon!





‘It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas...’

For The Kingswood Players as well as preparations for a visit from Father Christmas, our rehearsals are in full swing for our January production.

This year our production will be...

Treasure Island

Starting at the Ben-Bow Inn, we meet a motley crew of pirates, including Long John Silver, we hear familiar sea shanties and the well known ‘Fifteen Men on a Dead Man’s Chest’. It’s fun and adventure on the high seas as they sail to Skeleton Island in search of Captain Flint’s buried treasure. An adventure not to be missed.

Performances at Kingswood Community Centre, BS15 4AB

Friday 19th & Saturday 20th, Friday 26th & Saturday 27th January 2018

Saturday Matinee 2.30 & Evenings 7.30 ~ Tickets: Adults £8 ~ Concessions £7 - Children £5

  • Book on-line at kingswoodplayers.org

  • By telephone: 0777 205 6562 (If requested, please leave a message and Pauline will return your call)

  • By e-mail: boxoffice@kingswoodplayers.org

  • By post:send together with a cheque & SAE to: The Kingswood Players Box Office. 24 Embassy Walk, Whitehall, Bristol. BS5 7EA

May we take this opportunity to 'Thank You' for your past support and we hope you will be able to join us again for this forthcoming production...