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BHAC : 1994

1994 : Brighton & Hove Arts Council’s Full-Length Drama Competition


Adjudicator : Nicholas Young

Competitors : in order of appearance


1
September 14 – 17

Wick Theatre Company

The Rape of the Belt
By Benn W Leavey
Produced by Margaret Ockenden

2
October 12 – 15

Southwick Players

Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime
By Constance Cox
Produced by Benedicte Noakes

3
October 12 – 15

Breakthrough Theatre Company

Absent Friends
By Alan Ayckbourn
Produced by Sue Parkinson

4
October 14 – 15  &  20 – 22

Rottingdean Drama Society

The Accrington Pals
By Peter Whelan
Produced by – Ronald Taylor

5
October 20 – 22  &  26 – 29

Hurstpierpoint Players

How The Other Half Loves
By Alan Ayckbourn
Produced by Annette Squire

6
October 22 – 23  &  25 – 29

New Venture Theatre Company

The Best of Friends
By Hugh Whitemore
Produced by Dennis Evans assisted by Tony Loveless

7
October 27 – 29

Hassocks Theatre Guild

Oh What a Lovely War
By Charles Chilton
Produced by – unknown

8
November 17 – 19

Saltdean Drama Group

The Late Edwina Black
By William Dinner & William Morum
Produced by Jackie Warren

9
November 24 – 26

Sackville Players

Habeas Corpus
By Alan Bennett
Produced by Gill Lake


1994 : Brighton & Hove Arts Council’s Drama Awards Evening


When : December 12 1994

Where : Hove Norton Road Town Hall Banqueting Room


Bea Waters Challenge Cup for Best Overall Production

The Rottingdean Players
The Accrington Pals

The Arthur Churchill Award For Excellence – runners-up

New Venture Theatre
The Best of Friends

The Gabbus Denney Award for Best Director

Margaret Ockenden
Wick Theatre Company
The Rape of the Belt

Best Stage Setting

Southwick Players
Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime

Adjudicator’s Award

Hassocks Theatre Guild
Oh What a Lovely War
for ‘bravery in action’ in choosing and performing the difficult play

Merit Award

Hassocks Theatre Guild
Oh What a Lovely War
for their interesting sound and technical effects

Merit Award

Graham Stapley
The Rottingdean Players
for a powerful, sympathetic, yet sinister role as CSM Rivers

Merit Award

Samir Rahim
Wick Theatre Company
for his intuitve, creative comedy talent, giving the best comedy performance as Theseus

Merit Award

Katie Squire
Hurstpierpoint Players
adjudged as the Best Actress for a brilliant, sensitive and constructive creation of the role as Mary Featherstone

Merit Award

John Prideaux
Breakththrough Theatre
adjudged to be the Best Actor for his in depth range of character interpretation of Colin