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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.


Congratulations to  Sodbury Players Youth Section (SPYS) from the Avon Festival who won the Wessex Division Quarter Final at the Olympus Theatre on Saturday 7th April with their production of Lorca’s ‘Bodas de Sangre’ adapted by Ross Brown. 

This production goes from strength to strength, having taken on the advice of earlier adjudicators,  and will go to the Western Area Semi Final at the Shaftesbury Theatre, Dawlish on May 5th. Tickets are available from Freda Welton 01626 775140 or fmwelt@btinternet.com)

There is a lot of travelling in store for Ross Brown and his young team as they will also represent Avon at The Five Counties Youth Festival at Hanger Farm Arts Centre  in Totton, Hampshire on Saturday 21st April.Tickets can be booked by calling 023 8066 7683; for more information email  info@tottondrama.co.uk.

David Hedley Williams, GODA, gave his Adjudicator’s Award to Woodland Players with their production of Lynda Marchal’s ‘With all my love, I hate you’ as runners up.
2018 Festival Dates

Quarter Final - 7th April at The Olympus Theatre, Filton, South Glos
Semi Final - 5th May at The Shaftesbury Theatre, Dawlish
English Final - 2nd June at Mitchell Memorial Arts Centre, Stoke on Trent
British Final - 6th & 7th July at Macroberts Arts Centre, Stirling
2019 Festival 
The 2019 Avon Festival will be returning to Chipping Sodbury Town Hall on 7th, 8th and 9th March 2019
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