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One-Act Festival 2012 at Blakehay Theater, Weston-super-Mare - Adjudicator Ben Humphrey, GODA.

Stage One of the All England Theatre Festival

Thursday 23 February 2012 at 7.30

Sodbury Players present -

 

 

The Devil

Esme

Mark

Cath

Charlie

Fringe

Wicket

Julia

Helga

Sister Mary John 

 

Directors

 

Stage Manager

Lighting

Sound

 

When sweet little old lady Esme makes a pact with the Devil, each side gets more than they bargained for. She transforms from a sweet Granny to a foul-mouthed Beelzebub. When Granny is accidently murdered, things start looking up for her unfortunate family.

Granny Must Die

by Ian Townsend

 

Nicky Shipton

Jill Hughes

James Murden

Rosin Cabry

Dave Murden

Grant McCotter

Simon Woolaston

Maria Mallon

Lin Bowden

Katie Salt

 

Tim Ball &

  Simon Carney

Simon Carney

Tim Hunter

Stephen Bashford

 

However, Granny has other plans, and rises from the dead, attitude and perm in tact! From here on in, the action becomes increasingly crazy as family and passing acquaintances decide the world would be a better place without Granny.

 

Oldland Players present -

 

 

Landlord / Moth /Old Man / Fred / Boy

Landlady / Old Woman / Maudie / Alice

 

Director

Stage Manager

Lighting

Sound

 

  

Truncated version

 

The action takes place over one night in a pub.

Two

by Jim Cartwright

 

Kevin Kirwan

Kitty Muffett

 

Robin Turner

Kelvin Buck

Hannah Johnson

Gordon James &

   Paul Dyson

 

of the play

 

 

Granny Must Die by Ian Townsend...

 

 

 

 

Two by Jim Cartwright...

 

 

 

Friday 24 February 2012 at 7.30

St Alban's Players

present -

   

Georgie Boy

Inspector Rand

Doctor Gray

Daphne

Frank

Uncle Joe

Sharlene

Hannah

 

Director

Stage Manager

Lighting

Sound

 

Georgie Boy is a young man whose mind is locked in the turmoil of his terrible memories.

Georgie Boy

by Rob Withers

 

Russell Hancock

Paul Mackenzie Smith

Jenny Moultrie

Jill Gill

Paul Richards

Barry Davies

Sarah Down

Laura Hughes

 

Rob Withers

Jason Pickett

John Davey

Steve Lanham

 

He has been placed in a secure hospital where he interacts in his head with the perpetrators of his damaged life.

The Actonians

present -

 

 

Woman 1 (Emilia, Cleopatra)

Woman 2 (Lady Capulet,

Kate 2, Duchess of York)

Woman 3 (Nurse, Kate 1,

Queen Kathrine)

Woman 4 (Juliet, Bianca, Charmian)

Woman 5 (Desdemona,

Beatrice, Iras)

Marco (a waiter)

Actor's Voice

 

Director

Stage Manager

Lighting / Sound

Properties 

  

Tables outside a Shakespeare-

The Seven Ages of Women

devised by Ann Aplin

 

Andy Fisher

 

Pat Stimson

 

Margaret Bulmer

 

Emma Waldon

 

Michelle Lucas

Mike Schofield

Rob Pardoe

 

Ann Aplin

Dee Mason

Mark Whitehouse

June Schofield

 

themed bar.

St Alban's Players

present -

 

Addy

Rachel

Mel

 

Director

Stage Manager

Lighting

Sound 

 

Rachel is surprised and still angry when she unexpectedly meets her Mother after a seven year estrangement.

Conkers

by Alice M Underwood

 

Frances Wilkes

Pamela Moline

Wendy Withers

 

Barbara Crass

Jason Pickett

John Davey

Steve Lanham

 

Amidst ensuing recrimination and explanation, is reconciliation out of the question?

 

The Seven Ages of Women devised by Ann Aplin...

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday Matinee, 25 February 2012 at 2.30

Sodbury Players Youth Section (SPYS)

present -

 

Romeo / Bottom

Titania / Luciana / Juliet

Antipholus / Puck / Friar Lawrence

Viola

Oberon / Dromio / Duke Orsino

Adriana / Nurse / Olivia

 

Directors

 

Stage Manager

Lighting

Sound

   

Originally Commissioned

Theatre Outreach

by special arrangement

 

Four of the Bard's characters wait for an overdue flight to London when Romeo reveals that he plans to revenge himself upon Shakespeare, whom he blames for ruining his life, by killing him in a duel.

From Shakespeare with Love?

by Jonathan Dorf

 

 

Alistair Hector

Rosie Riley

Cameron Hector

Amy Bassett

Dan Williamson

Rose Eastment

 

Kayleigh Rose &

   Katie Salt

Kayleigh Rose

Tim Hunter

Julian Hinton

 

by the Walnut Street

Programme and produced

with Eldridge Publishing Co

 

It's up to the others - Titania, Viola and Antipholus - to save Shakespeare by showing Romeo that Shakespeare "does indeed love, love".

Sodbury Players Youth Section (SPYS)

present -

  

Actor 1 / Dean / Trad. Romeo

Actor 2 / Doctor

Actor 3 / Partner

Actor 4 / Youth 3 / Woman 2

Actor 5

Actor 6

Actor 7 & 20 / Trad. Juliet / Youth 2 / Girl

Actor 8 / Vicar / Youth 4 / Man 3

Actor 9 & 16 / Beattie / Oldie 2 / Woman 3

Actor 10 / Youth 5

Actor 11 / Modern Romeo / Man 2 / Father

Actor  12 / Mother / Oldie 1

Actor 13 / MP / Jack / Man 1

Actor 14 / Youngster / Woman 1

Actor 15 / Mary

Actor 17

Actor 18 / Girl / Modern Juliet

Actor 19 / Youth 1 / Lucky

  

Directors

 

Stage Manager

Lighting

Sound

 

A series of  short sketches based on the

Urban Hymns

by Keith Badman

 

Rhys Jenkins

Lily Cocking

Amber Sharpe

Ellie Smith

Abbie Merritt

Vicki Bond

Rhiannon Williamson

Daniel Harvey

Sophie Reynolds

Emily Perry

George Ball

Brianna Lovett

Ros Arnot

Ellie Lloyd

Amy Bassett

Amber Godwin

Fran Hinton

Lee Carter

 

Lin Bowden &

   Julian Hinton

Lin Bowden

Tim Hunter

Julian Hinton

 

Verve album "Urban Hymns".

 

From Shakespeare with Love? by Jonathan Dorf...

 

 

 

 

Urban Hymns by Keith Badman...

 

 

 

Saturday Evening, 25 February 2012 at 7.30

Wayfarers Drama Group present -

 

The Master

The Mistress

The Cook

The Kitchen Maid

The Parlour Maid

The House Maid

The Useful Maid

The Odd Man

 

Directors

 

Stage Managers

 

Lighting & Sound

 

The Master and Mistress of the house offer the servants an evening out at the theatre.

Playgoers

by Arthur Pinero

 

Andy Jeffery

Katrina Kelly

Heather Collings

Belinda Rice

Sarah Swann

Frances Mangam

Janet Williams

Clive Dark

 

Barbara Joner &

  John Bulter

Dave Glover &

  Maureen Riley

Alan Edwards

 

But the servants have their own ideas.

(set in 1913)

Blakehay Actors Company

present -

   

Anne

Chris

Pamela

Jenny

 

Director

Stage Manager

Lighting & Sound

 

Four women meet on the 

Strangers become friends

Towpath

 Original script by Robert Iles

 

Frances Iles

Rebecca Fuller

Paula Luke

Gaye Shepherd

 

Robert Iles

Robert Iles

Scott Morris

 

towpath of a canal.

as they share their stories.

 

Final Adjudication

and

Presentation of Awards

 

 

See results listed below

 

Playgoers by Arthur Pinero...

 

 

 

Towpath  Original script by Robert Iles...

 

 

 

 

Adjudicator Ben Humphrey, GODA, with Ann Aplin, Festival Director and Janet Adams, Festival Secretary...

The Prizes...

Winners 2012...

Denning Award for Youth (Encouragement) - SPYS, with Urban Hymns
West Town Workshop Theatre for Youth (Most promising youth performance) -
Rhiannon Williamson, in Urban Hymns
AAD Award for Youth Drama (Winning youth group) - SPYS, with From Shakespeare with Love
Richard Brayshaw Cup (Technical Award) - Nomination, St Albans, with Georgie Boy. Winners, St Alban's, with Conkers
Ruth Perrett Award (Costume) - Nomination, St Albans, with Georgie Boy. Winners, Wayfarers, with Playgoers
Pauline Pincott Trophy (Best original play) - Nominations, Georgie Boy and Conkers. Winner, Towpath by Robert Iles
Priory Plate (Best actress) - Nominations, Kitty Muffett, Andy Fisher, Pamela Moline. Winner Paula Luke in Towpath
Goodway Memorial Cup (Best actor) - Russell Hancock in Georgie Boy
Graham Bradshaw Cup (Best supporting Performance) - Winner, Sarah Down in Georgie Boy
Ian Wethey Award (at adjudicator's discretion) - SPYS for Teamwork
The Peter English Award (Runners up) - St Alban's Players with Conkers
The Alexander Trophy (Overall winning production) -
Blakehay Actors Company with Towpath

All England Theatre Festival - 2012

Next rounds...

Quarter Final    14th April at The Olympus Theatre, Filton.     (Mark Graves 01454 238 384)

Semi Final    5th May at The Redgrave Theatre, Bristol     (Ann Aplin - 01454 228 243)

English & RSC Open Stages Final    9th & 10th June at Swan Theatre, Worcester    (Jean Cunnington 0121 707 6684, Box Office 01905 611427)

British Final    6th &7th July at The Torch Theatre, Milford Haven      (Sarah Stanley 07875 503157 or Drama Association of Wales 029 2045 2200)