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One-Act Drama Festival 2015 at The Town Hall, Chipping Sodbury  - Adjudicator Colin Dolley, GODA SASDA

A preliminary round of the All-England Theatre Festival

 

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

Wednesday 18 February 2015.   Welcome by Ann Aplin

St Paul's Players

(Southville)

 

 

Will

Beth

Amy

Alice

David

 

Director

Stage Manager

Lighting / Sound

 

As Alice and Charlie

Wedding Anniversary

they lasted

 

St Paul's Players

their 60th

60 Happy Years

by Toby Rome

Original Play

 

Joe Marsden

Natasha Finch

Jane Chedzoy

Christine Sargent

Peter Irwin

 

Sean Colledge

Jessica Roy

Sean Colledge

 

celebrate their 60th

their guests wonder how

so long.

 

are this year celebrating

anniversary.

Cherry Bakewells

 

 

Jones

Hannah

Dawn

  

Director

Stage Manager

Lighting / Sound

 

Three women meet in a

 determine which of them

years prior.

transfers between the

Semblance of Madness

by John H Newmeir

 

Gaye Shepherd

Janet Williams

Pam Hillier

 

Gaye Shepherd

Elizabeth Shepherd

Elizabeth Shepherd

 

psychiatric hospital to

committed murder some

Suspicion constantly

three as tensions build.

Rules of the game...

 

Acting

Production

Stage Presentation

Dramatic Achievement

 

 

40 points

35 points

15 points

10 points

 

 

 

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Thursday 19 February 2015.   Welcome by Ann Aplin

The Court Players

 

 

 

George

Nick

Isobel

 

Director

Stage Manager

Lighting

Sound

 

Nick is struggling to come

relationship with his

Isobel. While sorting out

between them escalates,

is there a more sinister

 

Father to Son

by Ben Cannon

Original Play

 

Mark Gregory

Dan Long

Eleanor Trapp

 

Bev Stewart

Bryan Quinlan

Chris Stewart

Bob Williams

 

to terms with his

father, George and his sister,

George's office the tension

but is it all that it seems or

underlying current.

 

St Paul's Players

(Southville)

 

 

Satan

Jeff

Shaniqua

Radio DJ

Prof Hans Schwarkov

Unearthly Voice

 

Director

Stage Manager

Lighting

Sound

 

An unscrupulous banker,

Little Chef for coffee,

meeting. His coffee is

who challenges Jeff to save

apocalypse, via a little

Jeff Meets the Devil in a Little Chef

by Helen K Parker

 

Toby Rome

Sean Colledge

Inma De Reyes

Paul Davis

Stephen Gardner

Stephen Gardner

 

Stephen Gardner

Steve Andrews

Helen K Parker

Paul Davis

 

named Jeff, stops in a

en route to an important

interrupted by the Devil,

the earth from an

challenge he's set.

Sodbury Players

 

 

Woman

Cool Guy

Neurotic

Doom Merchant

Amateur Sleuth

 

Director

Stage Manager

Lighting / Sound

 

It is a lovely spring day

Cool Guy is settling on

the paper when Woman

Before Cool Guy can

left on the bench with

cannot be moved,

A series of motley

arrive,  each with a

contents of

A Little Box of Oblivion

by Stephen Bean

 

Roisin Cabry

Richard Cottle

Sammy Rose

Linda Bowden

Tim Ball

 

Rob Creer

Katie Scott-Dyer

Stephen Bashford

 

in an urban conurbation.

a park bench to read

rushes on with a box.

say no the box has been

instructions that the box

knocked, tilted or opened.

characters then begin to

theory about the

the box.

 

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Friday 20 February 2015.   Welcome by Ann Aplin

Sponsor - anonymous - we are grateful, thank you.

Actonians Drama Group

  

 

 

 

Ken

Builder 1 / AA Mamber

Builder 2 / AA Leader

AA Member

Linda

 

Director

Stage Manager

Lighting / Sound

  

Ken is a stalwart of his

group, who, in recent years,

principal roles. Maybe the

dram or two might be the

comes up that seems to be

the chance. I mean,

Moving Aside

(from Going Solo)

by Austin Hawkins

Original Play

 

Mike Schofield

Rob Pardoe

Nick Pearce

Jenny McDowell

Gaynor Clarke

 

Mark Whitehouse

Sarah McMahon

Sarah Godsell

 

local amateur dramatics

seems to be overlooked for

fact that he is partial to a

reason. But when a part

written for him he jumps at

what could go wrong?

SPYS

(Sodbury Players Youth Section)

 

 

Actor 1

Actor 2

Actor 3

Actor 4

Actor 5

Actor 6

Actor 7

Actor 8

Actor 9

 

Director

 

Stage Manager

Lighting / Sound

 

 

The date is Monday 9th One Act Festival. A

are desperately trying to

things are not going to

this naturalistic comedy

putting on a

Still Thinking

by Dan Williamson &

Ross Brown

Devised Piece

 

Milo Cridge

Hannah Brownlie

Vicki Bond

Rhys Jenkins

Ross Arnott

Rosie Riley

Ashley Russell

Faith Ball

Dan Williamson

 

Dan Williamson &

   Ross Brown

Ross Brown

Julian Hinton &

   Kirk Clifford

 

February,11 days until the group of rowdy teenagers

create a performance and

plan. Join the SPYS in

about the difficulties of

One Act Show.

St Alban's Players

 

 

Anya

Sonia

Musical Accompanist

 

Director

Stage Manager

Lighting

Sound

 

in 1880's Russia two

find coffins inexplicably

homes. A sense of

an exchange of long-held

Will sisterly love and

Two Sisters

by Caroline Harding

 

Sally Jones

Wendy Withers

Jonathan Robbins

 

Barbara Crass

Rob Withers

John Davey

Charlie Whitehead

 

impoverished sisters

delivered to their humble

impending doom leads to

secrets.

understanding prevail?

      Actonians - Moving Aside

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Saturday 21 February 2015.   Welcome by Ann Aplin

Sponsor - anonymous - we are grateful, thank you.

Journeyman Theatre Productions

  

  

Stan

Danny

Alice

Man

 

Director

Stage Manager

Lighting / Sound

  

Danny's gambling has

rock bottom. He has lost

himself in the bookmaker's

from a bag lady and a

he is owed. Whilst salvation

sources, it is a single

saves

A Single Moment

by Tony Domaille

Original Play

 

Steve Wright

Jon Domaille

Shelagh Fagan

Tony Domaille

 

Tony Domaille

Phil Domaille

Phil Domaille

 

finally brought him to

everything and now finds

shop learning life lessons

bookmaker who wants all

is offered from surprising

moment that actually

him.

Backwell Playhouse theatre Co

 

 

 

Henry Pulling,

Aunt Augusta,

Italian Girl,

Frau General Schmidt

Henry Pulling,

Aunt Augusta,

Miss Keene

Girl in Jodhpurs,

Policeman,

Hotel Receptionist,

Yolanda

Henry Pulling,

Aunt Augusta,

O'Toole

Vicar,

Detective Sergeant Sparrow,

Hatty,

Miss Paterson,

Turkish Policeman,

Wolf,

Bodyguard

Taxi Driver,

Wordsworth,

Tooley,

Colonel Hakim,

Spanish Gentleman,

Mr Visconti

 

Director

Stage Manager

Lighting / Sound

 

When Henry Pulling

at his mother's funeral

whirlwind of exotic

ahead

Travels with my Aunt

by Graham Greene, adapted by Giles Havergal

 

 

 

 

 

Alison Riddiford

 

 

Andrew Milton

 

 

 

Colette Buckley

 

 

Helen Coupe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Jones

 

 

 

 

 

Mike Houghton

   

Terry Milton

Colette Buckley

Sam Riddiford

 

meets his long-lost Aunt

he has no idea of the

adventures that lie

of him.

Sodbury Players

 

 

Girl

Man

Woman

 

Director

Stage Manager

Lighting / Sound

 

A short play that gently

modernist

The Red Balloon

by Damian Trasler

 

Katie Salt

Carl Ronald

Jaqui Coventry

 

Simon Carney

Maggie Allsopp

Stephen Bashford

 

pokes fun at the

genre.

 

And the winners are...

AAD Award for Youth Drama (Winning Youth Group)
SPYS (Sodbury Players Youth Section)

At the Five Counties Youth Drama Festival 2015

at the Parish Hall, Iron Acton

in a tough competition against Redmaids' School, Taunton School and Intermediate Oasis Youth Theatre

SPYS (Sodbury Players Youth Section)

won the Mike Bishop Trophy (Overall Winner)

with their own play 'Still Thinking'.

 

 

Richard Brayshaw Cup (Technical Award)
Travels with my Aunt - Backwell Playhouse Theatre Co

Ruth Perrett Award (Costume)
Two Sisters - St Alban’s Players

Pauline Pincott Trophy (Best Original Play)
Moving Aside by Austin Hawkins - Actonians Drama Group

 

Gaye ShepherdCherry Bakewells

Goodway Memorial Cup (Best Actor)
Richard Cottle - Sodbury Players

Graham Bradshaw Cup (Best Supporting Performance)
Shelagh Fagan - Journeyman Theatre Productions

Adjudicator's Award (Adjudicator's Discretion)
Two Sisters - St Alban's Players - for direction and setting

Peter English Award (Runner Up)
Two Sisters - St Alban's Players

Alexander Trophy (Overall Festival Winner)
Travels with my Aunt - Backwell Playhouse Theatre Co

- o -

 

Overall Festival winner went on to the Quarter Final - 18th April, Olympus Theatre, Sth Glos & Stroud College, Filton, BS34 7AF

 

The Wessex Division Quarter Final on April 18th was won by Backwell Playhouse Theatre Company  with Travels With My Aunt

and it would be great to support them in Ferndown.

 

Western Area Semi Final - 16th May, Barrington Theatre, Ferndown, Dorset, BH22 9TH

English Final on 6th June - Harrogate Theatre, Oxford St, HG11 1QF.

British Final .on 3rd, 4th July, Wilde Theatre, Bracknell, RG12 7PA