Southwick & Fishersgate Community Association – Thirty-Fifth Festival of Arts & Crafts
Presents the Southwick One-Act Drama Festival
The Barn Theatre, Southwick Community Centre
February 26 & 27, 1988.
Adjudicator: Sidney C. Hogg L.R.A.M. [Speech and Drama]
Winning Group: Bognor Regis Drama Group
Best Actor: Vic Gough – Wick Theatre Company
Best Actress: Gill Colmer – Singer Link-Miles Drama Group
One-Act Drama Festival
Competitors – in order of appearance:
1. Castle Players
by Barry L. Hillman
Produced by Judy Shiers
2. B.A.D. Productions
A selection from Mixed Doubles (an entertainment on marriage)
pieces by: George Melly – Alun Owen – David Campton
Produced by David Denyer
3. Wednesday Club
Ann and Debbie
by Lionel Goldstein
Produced by Kathleen Barnett
4. Wick Theatre Company
The Zeale Brothers
by George Porter (adapted from a story by Henry Williamson)
Produced by George Porter
Vic Gough – ‘Sailor’ Zeale
Ron Cheesman – Albert Ding, Landlord of the Higher House
Charles Porter – Henry Wiliamson, a young author
Ray Hopper – Sidney Zeale, a smallholder
Margaret Faggetter – Mrs. Liza Zeale, wife to Sidney
5. Bognor Regis Drama Group
The Four of Me
by Arthur Aldrich
Produced by Josephine Carter
6. Singer Link-Miles Drama Group
by Maurice McLoughlin
Produced by Cheery Munnion
Publication: Shoreham Herald
Publication Data: March 4 1988 issue – page 12
Text Header: Festival winners
A GROUP who last appeared in the Southwick One-Act Drama Festival back in 1979 – and won – repeated their triumph at the weekend.
In a sparkling comeback Bognor Regis Drama Group ran out winners with their performance of Arthur Aldrich’s The Four of Me. Their task was made slightly by the non-appearance of the Southwick Players, who completed a hat-trick of wins over the past three years.
Beaten into second place were the Wednesday Club of Horsham, who presented Ann & Debbie, by Lionel Goldstein.
After a closely-fought contest between Gill Colmer, of the Lancing based Singer Link-Miles Drama Group and Pat Benstead, of Horsham, Gill scooped the coveted award for best actress.
All awards were presented by Adur District Council chairman Alf Biggs, with Vic Gough, of Wick Theatre Company, chosen as best actor.
Also taking part in the two-day festival were the Steyning-based Castle Players and Brighton Telephone Area Dramatic Society [Bad Productions].