Southwick & Fishersgate Community Association – Twenty-Fourth Festival of Arts & Crafts
The Drama Festival is again being run as a first stage in the National Festival of Community Theatre.
The Barn Theatre, Southwick Community Centre
April 15 & 16, 1977.
Adjudicator: Elizabeth Wilson
Winning Group: The Rother Players
Best Actor: David Creedon – Wick Theatre Company
Best Actress: Patricia Edwards – The Rother Players
One-Act Drama Festival
Competitors – in order of appearance:
1. The Ashington Players
by Keith Waterhouse & Willis Hall
Produced by Brenda C. Sandell
2. The Barnstormers Youth Theatre Group
by Nick Faulkner
Produced by Lucy Inns
3. The Wick Theatre Company
by Sean O’Casey
Produced by Richard Porter
4. The Aquarius Theatre Group
The Man of Destiny
by Bernard Shaw
Produced by Betty Midderigh
5. The Rother Players
Produced by Joanna Evers
6. The Southwick Players
The Apollo de Bellac
by Jean Giraudoux
Produced by Heather Youdale
Publication: Shoreham Herald
Publication Data: April 22 1977 issue – page 2
Text Header: DAVID CREEDON IS BEST ACTOR
WICK THEATRE Company’s David Creedon won the best actor award, but just failed to inspire his company to victory on their home ground in the annual Southwick Community Association drama festival at the Barn Theatre on Friday and Saturday. David gained his prize for his portrayal of Irishman John Joe Mulligan in Sean O’Casey’s comedy Bedtime Story.
Wick, however, were runners-up in the festival to the Rother Players who won with an outstandingly polished performance of Electra by Sophocles. Patricia Edwards, in the title rôle, was named best actress by the adjudicator Elizabeth Wilson.
Rother now go forward to the regional finals of the National Festival of Community Theatre at Croydon next month.
Other companies taking part in the Southwick festival were the Ashington Players, the Barnstormers Youth Theatre Club, the Southwick Players and the Aquarius Theatre Group.