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BHAC : 1996

1996 : Brighton & Hove Arts Council’s Full-Length Drama Competition


Adjudicator : Leonard White

Competitors : in order of appearance


1

September 17 – 21

New Marlborough Theatre Company

Ghosts
by Henrik Ibsen
Produced by Zara Emerson

2

October 3 – 5

Armchair Theatre Group

Inspector Drake and the Perfekt Crime
by David Tristam
Produced by Sue Weston

3

October 8 – 12

Southwick Players

An Evening with Gary Lineker
by Arthur Smith & Chris England
Produced by Vicki Wood

4

October 21 – 26

Hurstpierpoint Players

Natural Causes
by Eric Chappell
Produced by Ian de la Vingne

5

October 24 – 26

Hassocks Theatre Guild

Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime
by Constance Cox
Produced by Keith Jefferies

6

October 24 – 26

Rottingdean Drama Society

The Waltz of the Toreadors
by Jean Anouilh
Produced by Ronald Taylor

7

November 6 – 9

Breakthrough Theatre

Dead Lucky
By Susan Parkinson
Produced by Nick Faulkner

8

November 15 – 16

Big Fat Theatre Company

Bouncers
By John Godber
Produced by Kate Peltzer Morris

9

November 21 – 23

Cuckfield Dramatic Society

The Scandalous Affair of Mr Kettle and Mrs Moon
By J B Priestley
Produced by Adrian Bowd

10

November 21 – 23

Sackville Players

Fingers
By Ward Rutherford
Produced by Peggy Moore

11

December 4 – 7

Wick Theatre Company

A Midsummer Night’s Dream
By William Shakespeare
Produced by Bob Ryder

12

New Venture Theatre

The Winter’s Tale
By William Shakespeare
Produced by Martin Nichols


1996 : Brighton & Hove Arts Council’s Drama Awards Evening


When : December 16 1996

Where : Hove Norton Road Town Hall Banqueting Room


Bea Waters Challenge Cup for Best Overall Production

The Winter’s Tale
New Venture Theatre

The Arthur Churchill Award For Excellence – runners-up

Big Fat Theatre Company
Bouncers

Gabbus Denney Director’s Award

Martin Nicols
New Venture Theatre
The Winter’s Tale

Best Setting

Wick Theatre Company
A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Adjudicator’s Award

Breakthrough Theatre
Dead Lucky
for launching a new play written by a member of the company and giving its premier production

Merit Award

Rottingdean Drama Society
Waltz of the Toreadors
for clever staging and wardrobe

Merit Award

Susan Hewer for Sybil Merton
Hassocks Theatre Guild
Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime

Merit Award

Janet Hewlett-Davies for Paulina
New Venture Theatre
The Winter’s Tale

Merit Award

Cuckfiled Dramatic Society
for overall teamwork, organisation and general presentation
Jill Bowe for Mrs Moon
The Scandalous Affair of Mr Kettle and Mrs Moon

Merit Award

Cara Jennings for Hermia
for her all round performance
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Wick Theatre Company