Southwick & Fishersgate Community Association – Thirty-Sixth Festival of Arts & Crafts
Presents the Southwick One-Act Drama Festival
The Barn Theatre, Southwick Community Centre
March 31 & April 1, 1989.
Adjudicator: Colin Dolley, Member of The Guild of Drama Adjudicators, Drama Teacher, Producer & Critic
Winning Group: Wick Theatre Company
Best Actor: Richard Pincott – Southwick Players
Best Actress: Joan Braddock – Wick Theatre Company
One-Act Drama Festival
Competitors – in order of appearance:
1. Bognor Regis Drama Club
Sitting in with Nellie
by Arthur Aldrich
Produced by Trevor Roman
2. Adur Theatre Company
The Heat and the Flies
by Joan Dickerson & Ken Hobbs
Produced by Ray Cook
3. Wick Theatre Company
The Big Cats
by Alec Baron
Produced by Paddy Hartley
Joan Braddock – Lily
Brian Moulton – Joe
Karen Butcher – Ann
Stage Manager – Ron Cheesman
Props – Betty Marton
4. The Southwick Players
The Love Course
by A.R. Gurney Jr
Produced by Derek Fines
5. The Wednesday Club
Face the Music
by Barry L. Hillman
Produced by Pat Bensted-Smith
6. Saints Theatre Group
by Alan Ayckbourn
Produced by Barbara Taylor
Publication: Shoreham Herald
Publication Data: April 7 1989 issue – page 21
Text Header: Actor Rchard takes a hat-trick of awards
SOUTHWICK PLAYERS were celebrating this week after pulling of a hat-trick at local drama festivals.
Group member Richard Pincott was voted Best Actor at the Arun, Barnes Green, Horsham and Southwick drama festivals last month. He won the three awards for his performance of Professor Burgess in a play The Love Course.
Mr Pincott, of Coombes Road, Steyning, works at Southern Water’s Worthing office. He has lived in Steyning for nine years and has been with the Southwick Players for four. ‘It is a very well established company with strong roots,’ he said. ‘They work together by committee and there is a real feeling of a standard to uphold. ‘He added, ‘ It was quite unusual to win at all three festivals. But I was lucky because it was a very good part for me and the play is very strong. ‘
But Mr Pincott is no stranger to winning awards. Before moving to Steyning he was in the Surrey-based Theatre ’64 company, winning many trophies and awards.
Acting alongside Mr Pincott in The Love Course were Paddy Hartley, Nicola Cox and Paul Brand.
The Players’ next production is The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole in June.