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One-Act Festival 1988 at the Somerset Hall, Portishead - Adjudicator Marjorie Emery LLAM

Stage One of the All England Theatre Festival

This was the first AAD Festival to be held all at one venue

Monday 22 February 1988

 

Sodbury Players Youth Section present -

 

Director

Stage Manager

 

Shirley

Rita

Nobby

Jeff

 

The action -

In Need of Care

by David E Rowley

 

Pauline Pincott

Ruby Price

 

Sophie Byrne

Ann-Marie Thompson

Julian Hinton

Anthony Oliver

 

in a semi-derelict barn

Clevedon Players present -

 

Director

Stage Manager

Set

 

Jenny

Bert

Len

Rita

Harold

 

The action -

 

 

The time -

Miss Clithold's Class of '58

by John Waterhouse

 

John Riley

John Riley

Val Vella

 

Judy Geisow

Clive Stanley

Malcolm Brown

Rachel Spiller

Roger Berman

 

a burglar discovers he & his victims were at school together.

late 1970's

The Actonians present -

 

 

Director

Stage Manager

 

Bro' Paradock

Middie Paradock

Humphrey

Delivery Man

Laurence Grimsby

Parson

 

The action -

We're Due in Eastbourne in Ten Minutes

by NF Simpson

 

Ann Aplin

Pete Lawry

 

Nick Sharpe

Helen Scott

Jonathan Odness

Gerry Milward

Peter Butterworth

Gerry Milward

 

Martha & Humphrey, on their way to Eastbourne, visit their friends, Bro & Middie, at their suburban semi-detached house.

Does anyone have any rehearsal photographs of the above productions?

Tuesday 23 February 1988

 

Red Triangle Players

present -

 

Director

Stage Manager

 

Henry Gow

Doris, his wife

Elsie, his daughter

Mrs Rockett, his mother-in-law

 

Two scenes -

Fumed Oak

by Noel Coward

 

Ray Edbrooke

Tony Hunt

 

Cliff White

Jill Young

Susan James

Joan Palmer

 

 in a sitting room of a South London house.

Somerdale Players present -

 

Director

Stage Manager

Sound

Lighting

 

Landlady

Mr Wheeler

Paddy Riley

Mrs Mason

 

The action -

 

 

Time -

Burnt Offering

by Charles Vites

 

Jenny McDowell

Francis Davis

Bob Stone

Nick Swatton

 

Jenny McDowell

Neil Merrett

Mike Stewart

Margaret Pugh

 

in Mrs Mason's shabby room at a cheap lodging house.

the present

Thornbury Amateur Dramatic Society present -

 

Director

Stage Manager

 

Mr Stone

Mrs Reed

Percy Randle

Ivy Randle

Ma Peck

Harry Tully

A Stanger

 

The action -

 

Circa -

The Rose & Crown

by JB Priestley

 

 

Vincent Costello

Don Pearce

 

Derek Chaplin

Justine Lawton

Peter James

Fay Atkins

Pat Pearce

Brian Brown

Doug Stephenson

 

in the Public Bar of the Rose & Crown.

1947

Does anyone have any rehearsal photographs of the above productions?

Wednesday 24 February 1988

 

Edgecombe Players present -

 

Director

Stage Manager

 

Pierrot

Pierrette

The Manufacturer

 

The action -

The Maker of Dreams

by Oliphant Down

 

Maureen Thomas

Brian Payne

 

Adam Thomas

Annette Clouter

John Marsh

 

in the room of a cottage - somewhere.

Studio Players present -

 

Director

Stage Manage

Piano

 

Silas Snaker

Bowler, his clerk

Captain Noble

Mrs Noble

Lucy

Percy

Harold

The Audience

 

3 Scenes -

Hiss the Villain by AR Taylor & WE Cossons

 

Mo Thomas

Brian Payne

Stuart Laird

 

Joe Ruston

Bob Gibbons

Tony Lambourne

Rennie Gray

Katie Bowry

Tim Smith

Tim Johnston

The Company

 

Silas's Office, the Thames embankment, an attic in Cross Keys street.

Apollo Players

present -

 

   

 

Director

Sound

Lighting

 

Cast includes -

Helen Briggs

Christine Cook

Sarah Firmin

Loretta Ford

Emma Levan

Lesley Keetley

Rebecca Midwinter

Win Milling

Mary Paul

Ruth Perrett

Jan Ponting

Sue Stanway

 

A Modern adaption -

 

The action -

The Canterbury Tales

by Geoffrey Chaucer, adapted by Phil Wood & Michael Bogdanov

 

Jane Levan

David Midwinter

Doug Gray

 

Bruce Babbage

Nigel Bayliss

John de Barham

Michael J Clark

Dennis Dew

Cliff Grant

Bill Gray

Paul Jones

Colin Ponting

Nigel Powell

Richard Randall

Tony Summerhayes

 

 

staying close to the spirit of the original 'Tales'.

in the Geoffrey Chaucer 'Tale Telling Competition'.

Does anyone have any rehearsal photographs of the above productions?

Thursday 25 February 1988

 

Backwell Drama Club present -

 

Director

 

Helen

Carboy

Teeter

Daphne

Sandra

 

The action -

Barnstable

by James Saunders

 

Geoff Ling

   

Connie Plas

Mike Plas

Dennis Green

Betty Ling

Shelia Claxton

 

in the drawing-room of Charles' house.

He is determined to carry on his life come what may

The Court Players

present -

 

Director

Stage Manager

 

Mr Smith

Nurse

Sister

Miss Ward

Dr Patel

Lizy

Mr Beadle

Jock

 

The action -

 

 

Time -

George

by Derek Hickman

 

Bryan Quinlan

Bryan Boulton

 

Pater Bailey

Emily Capstick

Ann Mettler

Helen Quinlan

Aileen Bailey

Jackie Ross

Brian Tuffnell

Richard Clifford

 

Mr Smith & George are in a small side ward of a general hospital.

the 1960's.

The Octagon Theatre Club

present -

 

Director

Stage Manager

Lighting

 

The Pardoner

First Riotour

Second Riotour

Third Riotour

Olde Man

Pothecarie

 

The action -

 

"For though myself

A moral tale

The Pardoner's Tale

by Geoffrey Chaucer

 

Jim Ducat

Iris Leonard

Caroline Goodman

 

Nick Richardson

Don Leonard

Tim Carter

Dawn Corfield

Brian Barefoot

John Weatherley

 

outside an Inn near Canterbury.

be a ful vicious man

yet I yow telle kan"

Does anyone have any rehearsal photographs of the above productions?

Friday 26 February 1988

 

The Oldland

Players present -

 

 

Director

Stage Manager

Lighting

   

Ophelia

Kate

Eric

Liz

Stage Crew

 

 

 

 

3 scenes -

Don't Blame it on the Boots

by NJ Warburton

 

Audrey Mitchell

Mark Gregory

John Fox

 

Alison Madge

Kay Trenchard

David Walford

Kit Johnson

Mark Gregory

  Simon Johnson

  Jim McLaughlin

  Jill Bishop

 

in a theatre during a late rehearsal of 'Hamlet'.

The Wayfarers present -

 

 

 

Director

Stage Manager

 

Mr Smith

Mrs Smith

Mary, the maid

Mr Martin

Mrs Martin

Captain of the Fire Brigade

 

The manner in which

were presented for the

Ionesco as absurd - from

The action takes place

The Bald Prima Donna

(La Cantatrice Chauve)

by Eugene Ionesco

 

Pam Wall

Bill Clout

 

Peter Nicholl

Gaye Shepherd

Debbie Robert

Neil Dicker

Lauren Summers

Graham Pilkington

 

books of English Grammar

foreigner to learn struck

this absurdity arose this play.

in the home of Mr & Mrs Smith.

Bath University Players present -

 

Director

Stage Manager

 

Dynamene

Doto

Tegeus-Chromus

 

In the tomb of Virilius,

is determined to die,

young soldier.

A Pheonix too Frequent

by Christopher Fry

 

Angela Gauntlett

Tony Draper

 

Sylvia Keen

Kitty Marshall

Michael Taylor

 

near Ephesus, his widow

but is diverted by a

Does anyone have any rehearsal photographs of the above productions?

       Saturday 27 February 1988 - Matinee

The Bristol Youth Theatre present -

 

Director

Stage Manager

 

Ivan

Sophie

Tanya

Nicholas

Henry Harris

Natasha Harris

The Doctor

   

A family dining area -

The Granny Project

by Anne Fine

 

Corinne Britton

Sarah Piper

 

Asher Levin

Ann Stratford

Elizabeth Francolini

Danny Hernandez

Tom Moses

Ruth Carswell

Mark Sefton

 

four children's plight to save their Granny from going into a home.

Portishead Players Youth present -

 

Director

Stage Manager

 

Peter Darrell

Robyn Darrell

Jane Valentine

David Valentine

 

It would appear that a perfect crime has been committed..

Murder Play

by Brian J Burton

 

Marie Coomber

Arnie Strong

 

Nicholas Davidge

Pamela Sanford

Marie Coomber

Mark Bessant

 

 

 

..or is it a joke?

West Town Workshop Theatre for Youth present -

 

Director

Stage Manager

 

1st English Tourist

2nd English Tourist

Jean-Paul

Ann-Marie

The Mayoress

Annette

Cecile

Sophie

Jeanne

Claudia

Michelle

 

The action takes place in the

a group of French Jewish

a barn from the Gestapo.

It is to this town that a SS

massacre of the whole

The year is 1944...

The characters are fictitious...

Anyone Can Make a Mistake

by Derek WA Skelcher

 

Ruth Bidwell

David Watkins

 

Penny Jones

Charlotte Pester

Jeremy McMullen

Clare Upward

Anna Bidwell

Rachel Bidwell

Lizzy Lewis

Sarah Withy

Lucy Wadge

Alex Jones

Lindsay Lennon

 

small town of Oradour, wherein

children have been  hidden in

 

Division come, intent on the

community.

the night before the massacre.

the event is not!

   Does anyone have any rehearsal photographs of the above productions?

Saturday 27 February 1988 - Matinee

           Saturday 27 February 1988 - Evening

Small Fry present -

 

 

Director

Stage Manager

 

Christian

Agnosticus

Atheous

God

Adam

Eve

Next

Dancers

 

 

The action -

Before time began -

A Bite of the Apple

by David Schutte

 

June Sherwood

Gordon Sherwood

 

Phillipa Cottle

Andrew Barlow

Madeline Southorn

Fiona Hogg

Simon Roley

Julie Halls

Jeremy Sherwood

Caroline Barlow

  Kate Smale

 

is in the 'Celestial Patents Office'.

they are dealing with an application for a patent on a new invention - The Earth!

The Park Players present -

 

 

Cyrenne

Percy

 

The action -

 

 

Rattle of a Simple Man (an excerpt)

by Charles Dyer

 

Gaynor Sherwood

Adam Cottle

 

one autumn evening in Cyrenne's basement flat somewhere in London. 

 

The Bath Drama Club present -

 

Harris

Thelma

Mother

Det Inspector Foot

PC Holmes

 

An Incredible scene,

window by a young PC,

investigation.

It is early evening -

After Magritte

by Tom Stoppard

 

John Pamplin

Alison Wood

Iris Pearce

David Dunn

Derek le Page

 

viewed through a

leads to a lunatic

 

in a living room.

Does anyone have any rehearsal photographs of the above productions?

Stage Two was held at the Arts Centre, Swindon on Saturday 23 April 1988