Southwick Community Association : One-Act Drama Festival

The British Drama League – “Festival of Community Theatre”

An annual event that started back in the early 1930’s…

Local organising bodies support the event, by staging the first competitive round.

Southwick & Fishersgate Community Association

organised its first Festival of Arts & Crafts in 1954.

And incorporated the first round of the Festival of Community Theatre into its programme as a One-Act Drama Festival.

The first One-Act Drama event was organised in 1954 and the last 1994. Where information isn’t to hand, none has been recorded. If readers have verifiable information that would fill the gaps; please contact us.

 


1954

Won by: Young Wick Players


1955

Won by: Kingston and District Women’s Institute Drama Group


1956

Won by: Young Wick Players


1957

Won by: Southwick Players


1958

Won by: Southwick and Fishersgate Townswomen’s Guild Group


1959

Won by: Southwick Players

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1960

Won by: Southwick Players


1961

Won by: Young Wick Players


1962

Won by: Southwick Players


1963

Won by: Young Wick Players


1964

Won by: The Phoenix Players


1965

Won by: Wick Theatre Company


1966

Won by: Wick Theatre Company


1967

Won by: Wick Theatre Company


1968

Won by: The Phoenix Players


1969

Won by: The Phoenix Players

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1970

Won by: Aquarius Theatre Group


1971

Won by: Aquarius Theatre Group


1972

Won by: The Rother Players


1973

Won by: The Rother Players


1974

Won by: Wick Theatre Company


1975

Won by: Wick Theatre Company


1976

Won by: The Rother Players


1977

Won by: The Rother Players


1978

Won by: The Rother Players


1979

Won by: Bognor Regis Drama Group

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1980

Won by: Southwick Players


1981

Won by: Wick Theatre Company


1982

Won by: Wick Theatre Company


1983

Won by: Gemini Players


1984

Won by: Gemini Players


1985

Won by: Southwick Players


1986

Won by: Southwick Players


1987

Won by: Southwick Players


1988

Won by: Bognor Regis Drama Group


1989

Won by: Wick Theatre Company

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1990

Won by: Southwick Players


1991

Won by: Wick Theatre Company


1992

No Festival held

Minutes of The Events Committee dated January 10 1991 [item 4/91]:

“Enquiries were being made with Adur District Council to see whether they would be prepared to sponsor the 1992 Drama Festival and incorporate in in their ‘Adur Arts Festival’ which is held during June.”


1993

No Festival held

SCA Annual Report: “Another year has passed without holding the traditional One-Act Drama Festival. There are several reasons for neglecting this event; one of which is the lack of lighting experts, another back stage staff of the local companies find themselves hard pressed in the Spring to fit in week-long festival and finally the Barn Committee have yet to find a Festival Manager and a suitable slot in the Barn Theatre programme. We must plan for 1994.”


1994

No Festival held


Won by: The Southwick Players


1996

No further Festivals held

 

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