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One-Act Festival 1981 - a touring production held at various venues as shown - Adjudicator Gordon Luck, BSc, FLCM, LLCM(TD), LTCL, LLAM(Hons), GoDA..

Stage One of the All England Theatre Festival.

All competing teams were also entered in the HTV's Festival of Community Drama, the Finals being televised.

Alexander Trophy to the Winning Team

Goodway Memorial Cup for the Best Performance by an Actor

Priory Candelabra for the Best Performance by an Actress

Joe Martin Plaque for an Outstanding Aspect of Production.

Richard Brayshaw Memorial Award for an Outstanding Technical Aspect (New Award at the discretion of the Adjudicator).

Festival Organiser, Doug Cooke; Secretary, Sue Workman; Committee, Sue Eales, Jean Dolphin, Peter Hookway

Monday 23 February 1981

Venue: Hutton Village Hall, near Weston-super-Mare.

Host: Hutton Drama Club. Adjudicator's Steward: Marion Lidbury

Congresbury Dramatic Society present -

 

Director

Stage Manager

Stage Crew

Prompt

 

Karin

Nico

Albert

 

The action passes in a

class

Albert

by Richard Harris

   

Margaret Thompson

Cliff White

Annette White

Julia Koblizek

 

Mary Abbott

Malcolm Nichols

Geoff Falter

 

sitting room in middle

suburbia.

Red Triangle Players present -

 

 

Director

Stage Manager

 

Husband (1938)

Wife (1938)

Soldier

Reporter

Staff Officer

Alice, a Belgian woman

Clara

Young Woman

Husband (1981)

Wife (1981)

 

The action passes in the

A Falling Leaf in Autumn an original play

by Brian Austin

 

Mike Chew

Dave Board

 

Mike Chew

Pat White

Ian Robertson

Jack Donkin

John Hermelin

Joan Palmer

Karen Chew

Hilary Shelford

Mark Russell

Hilary Shelford

 

living room of a house.

Westleaze Women's Institute present -

 

[Director and other credits

 

Sybil Jackson

Kate Jackson

Liz Kemp

Marion Townsend

Hilda Townsend

 

The action passes in the

Jackson's

Red Letter Day

by Kay Macaulife

 

not recorded]

 

R Bennett

R Stobart

A Neale

J Watkins

D Maher

 

living room of the

country home.

Does anyone have any photographs of the above productions?

Tuesday 24 February 1981

Venue: Hutton Village Hall, near Weston-super-Mare.

Host: Hutton Drama Club. Adjudicator's Steward: Jean Dolphin

Long Ashton Players present -

 

 

Director

Stage Manager

Continuity

 

The Ragwoman

Mrs Thrump

Miss Whitehead

Nancy

 

The action of the play

Ragwoman's

Time:

Ragwoman of the Shambles

by Don Roberts

 

Terry Waldron

Terry Patch

Jeanne Parsons

 

Mary Parr

Carol Macmanus

Gwen Adams

Pamela Mitchell

 

passes in the

hovel.

 around 1830

Nailsea Theatre Club present -

 

Director

Stage Manager

ASM

 

Mr Clayham

Mr Marigold

Tony

Clare

Mrs Collinson

A Young Man

Marcia

 

The action passes in a

The present

A Civil Marriage

by Robert Tanitch

 

Alan Jones

Brian Young

Kathy Reynolds

 

Peter Braddick

Roy Wadsworth

Andy Marchant

Gill Wadsworth

Janet Morris

Andrew McDonald

Patti McShane

 

Register Office.

day.

Red Triangle Players

present -

 

 

Director

Stage Manager

 

Maya (a telephone operator)

Buff (Clerk to Thistle No1)

The Minister of Defence & War (Thoru)

The Minister of Pollination (Edda)

The Minister of Health & Welfare (Chloe)

The Minister of Emigration (Karl)

The President of Thistle No1

The Minister of Roots

 

The action passes in the Control Room,

Thistle No1,

The Thistle in Donkey Field, a fantasy

by Richard Tydeman

 

Val Willingham

Barbara Jones

 

Karen Franks

Ted Shepherd

Jonathan Lock

Mary Edbrooke

Melba Gunn

Brinley James

Betty Cornish

Peter Nicoll

 

inside the stem of

in Donkey Field.

Does anyone have any photographs of the above productions?

Wednesday 25 February 1981

Venue: Armstrong Hall, Thornbury

Host: Thornbury Amateur Dramatic Society. Adjudicator's Steward: Elsie Randall

The Actonians

present -

 

Director

Stage Manager

 

The Maid

The Pupil

The Professor

 

The action passes in

in a small

The Lesson

by Eugene Ionesco

 

Tim Pratt

Steve Birch

 

Maureen Chapman

Gaynor Clarke

Robert Sanday

 

the Professor's study

French town.

Thornbury Amateur Dramatic Society present -

 

Director

Props, Costumes, etc

 

 

 

Giuseppe

Napoleon

Lieutenant

Lady

 

The action passes in a

Lodi to Milan,

Time: Early evening,

The Man of Destiny

by GB Shaw

 

 

John Riley

Sally Mossman

  Jean Gill

  Susan Riley

 

Dereck Chaplin

Andy Jeans

Doug Stephenson

Ann Lloyd

 

small inn on the road from

in Northern Italy.

 12 May 1796.

Sodbury Players

present -

 

Director

Stage Manager

Lighting

Prompt

 

Neat Woman

Girl

Frightened Young Woman

Old Woman

Calm Woman

Man

 

The action passes in a

Middle

After Midnight Before Dawn by David Campton

 

J Osman

Ruby Price

Iori Holder

Mary Oram

 

Marina Rae

Sue Farr

Zia Kruger

Norma Herring

Faith Roberts

David Roberts

 

prison cell in the

Ages.

Does anyone have any photographs of the above productions?

Thursday 26 February 1981

Venue: Armstrong Hall, Thornbury

Host: Thornbury Amateur Dramatic Society. Adjudicator's Steward: Jean Pitt

Portishead Players present -

 

Director

Stage Manager

 

Peter

Jerry

 

The action passes in

Sunday afternoon

The Zoo Story

by Edward Albee

 

Kate North

Rick Hale

   

Nigel Summerley

Simon James

 

Central Park on a

in summer.

Long Ashton Players

present -

 

  Director 

Stage Manager

Continuity

 

Henry Gow

Doris, his wife

Elsie, his daughter

Mrs Rockett, his mother-in-law

 

The action of the play

room of the Gow's house

Fumed Oak

by Noel Coward

 

Mick Macmanus

Terry Patch

Carol Macmanus

 

Tony Winstone

Margaret Webb

Bernie Dickson

Marian Winstone

 

passes in the sitting

in South London

Studio Players

present -

 

Director

Stage Manager

Effects

Prompt

 

Jake Flowers

Star Jones

Marje Flowers

John Flowers

Roger Flowers

Martha Beauchamp

 

Time:

The Dark Rainbow

by Iain Blair

 

Tricia Swindall

Joyce Brown

Dominic Thomas

Veronica Richardson

 

Terry Counsell

Jackie Sheppard

Margaret Boley

Terry Hulcoop

Gordon Sherwood

Maureen Thomas

 

 the present.

Does anyone have any photographs of the above productions?

Friday 27 February 1981

Venue: Hanham Folk Centre.

Host: Hanham Folk Centre Players. Adjudicator's Steward: Sally Noble

Spectrum present -

 

 

Director

   

Simon Elliott

Leonard

A Porter

 

The action passes in

apartment.

Monica

by Pauline MaCauley

 

John Casey

 

Scott Waldron

Terry Waldron

Leslie Mountford

 

Simon Elliott's

 Time: the present.

Weston Village TG Drama Group present -

 

Director & Prompt 

   

Alice

Maud

Anne

Woman from neighbouring caravan

 

The action passes in a

on a

People Like Us

by Cherry Vooght

 

Sheila Barnsdale

 

Pat Holland

Louise Attwick

Margaret Toone

Joan Cauchois

 

small garden

sunny day.

Long Ashton Players

present -

 

Director

Stage Manager

Continuity

 

Karin

Nico

Albert

 

The action of the play

in middle class

Time:

Albert

by Richard Harris

 

Mary Parr

Terry Patch

Gwen Adams

 

Lyn Henden

David Derham

Michael Parish

 

passes in a sitting room

suburbia.

 the present.

Does anyone have any photographs of the above productions?

Saturday 28 February 1981

Venue: Hanham Folk Centre.

Host: Hanham Folk Centre Players. Adjudicator's Steward: Pauline Pincott

Court Players

present -

 

Director

 

Cook

Madam

Sir

 

The action passes in

Little Brother, Little Sister

by David Campton

 

Gordon Jones

 

Paul Binding

Hazel King

Bruce Babbage

 

an underground shelter.

Winterbourne

Players present -

 

Director

Stage Manager

 

Hella

John

 

The action passes in

European family

Have You Met Our Rabbit

by Michael Stevens

 

Len Colbourne

Alex Powell

 

Lesley Curran

Ray Crespin

 

the main room of a

home on a summer's day

Bath Drama Club

present -

 

Director

Stage Manager

Prompt

 

The Girl

The Man

The Manageress

 

The action of the play

small hotel near King's

Lunch House

by John Mortimer

 

Elisabeth Schofield

Robin Mitchell

Monica Guest

 

Cheryl Othen

Nick Lucas

Evelyn Sandford

 

passes in a bedroom in a

Cross. Time: 1960

Does anyone have any photographs of the above productions?

Avon Youth Drama Festival at Folk House, Park Street, Bristol on 28 March 1981

Central Divisional Round at Hanham Folk Centre, on 11 April 1981.

Western Area Final 16 May 1981 at Nell Gwynn Theatre, Hereford,

English Final 6 June 1981 at Birmingham Conference & Theatre Centre.

British Final 19/20 June 1981 at the Adam Smith Centre, Kirkaldy.