Southwick & Fishersgate Community Association – Twentieth Festival of Arts & Crafts
The Drama Festival this year is again being run as a first stage of the British Theatre Association (BDL) Festival.
The Barn Theatre, Southwick Community Centre
April 13 & 14, 1973.
Adjudicator: Mr. Tony Butterfield A.D.B., M.G.D.A.
Winning Group: The Rother Players
The Runners-up: Wick Theatre Company
Best Actor: Ray Hopper – Wick Theatre Company
One-Act Drama Festival
Competitors – in order of appearance:
1. The Aquarius Theatre Group
A Night Out
by Henry Pinter
Produced by Betty Miderigh
2. West Chiltington Amateur Dramatic Society
Four Queens Wait for Henry
by L du Garde Peach
Produced by Ernest Bell
3. The Rother Players
A Taste of Gay
a brief adaptation by Joanne Evers of John Gay’s Beggars Opera
Produced by Joanna Evers
4. The Wick Theatre Company
by Harold Pinter
Produced by George Porter
Stage Manager & Set Design – Tony Morison
5. The Eskay Theatre
Life of Hercules: Page One
by Thomas Cruden
Produced by Ian Middleton
6. The Rother Players
by Joanna Evers
Produced by Joan Lancaster
Publication: Shoreham Herald
Publication Data: April 20 1973 issue – page 20
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Raymond Hopper, of the Wick Theatre Company, won the best actor award at Southwick and Fishersgate Association’s Festival of Drama over the weekend.
He played the part of James in Harold Pinter’s play The Collection and that production gained second place to the Rother Players with only one point separating the companies.
The Rother Players from Pulborough, will now appear in the British Drama Festival.
There were six teams in the competition and the one surprise was that Southwick Players failed to put in an entry for the first time since the festival started in 1954.