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BHAC : 1998

1998 : Brighton & Hove Arts Council’s Full-Length Drama Competition


Adjudicator : Monica Brown

Competitors : in order of appearance


1
September 24 – 26  &  October 1 – 3

Southwick Players & Wick Theatre

On The Razzle
By Tom Stoppard
Produced by Bob Ryder

2
October 19 – 24

Hurstpierpoint Players

No Love Lost
By Rony Robinson
Produced by Ian de le Vingne

3
October 22 – 24

Hassocks Theatre Guild

The Proposal : The Bear : A Jubilee
By Anton Chekhov
Produced by Keith Jeffries

4
October 23 – 24  &  29 – 31

Rottingdean Drama Society

The School For Scandal
By Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Produced by Edward Rayner

5
November 11 – 14

Cuckfield Dramatic Society

A Doll’s House
By Henrik Ibsen
Produced by Colin Templett-Wood

6
November 14 – 18

New Venture Theatre Company

Our Mutual Friend
By Charles Dickens – adapted by Frank Swift
Produced by Martin Nicholls

7
November 19 – 21

Sackville Players

Shakers
By John Godber & Jane Thornton
Produced by Peggy Moore

8
November 30 – December 2

Breakthrough Theatre Company

Fruitloop
By Ian Smith
Produced by Erica Gray


1998 : Brighton & Hove Arts Council’s Drama Awards Evening


When : December 14 1998

Where : Hove Norton Road Town Hall Banqueting Room


Bea Waters Challenge Cup for Best Overall Production

Rottingdean Drama Society
The School For Scandal
for their stylish, witty and innovative interpretation of Sheridan’s play and for dramatic achievement on every level

The Arthur Churchill Award For Excellence – runners-up

New Venture Theatre
Our Mutual Friend

Gabbus Denney Director’s Award

Mark Nicholas
New Venture Theatre
for achieving a herculean task with flare and accuracy

Best Stage Setting

Southwick Players & Wick Theatre
On The Razzle
beautifully constructed using a strunning design … a set to be acclaimed!

Adjudicator’s Award

Marius Lane
New Venture Theatre
for best design of costumes with the period well pointed, overall colour, texture and impact was second to none outside of West End production

Chairman’s Certificate

Backstage Crew – front of house team – whole company
Sackville Players
for their courage and fortitude against all odds to put on a wonderful performance proving that the show must go on!

Merit Certificate

Derek Mason for Mr Boffin
Our Mutual Friend
New Venture Theatre
for his superb characterisation, countenance and bearing plus his vocal moderation

Merit Certificate

Jan Bell for Kate
No Love Lost
Hurstpierpoint Players
for her sense of comedy, her timing and a witty portrayal of the wife in transition

Merit Certificate

Gill Lake for Mrs Candour
The School For Scandal
Rottingdean Drama Society
for her four dimensional characterisation in a suppprting role

Merit Certificate

Emma Gaston for Anna Johnson
No Love Lost
Hurstpierpoint Players
for her sense of repose and for being a most promising young actor

Merit Certificate

The Breakthrough Theatre Group
Fruitloop
for best interpretation of an innovative script