Southwick & Fishersgate Community Association – Twenty-Seventh Festival of Arts & Crafts
The Barn Theatre, Southwick Community Centre
April 11 & 12 1980
Adjudicator: Mike Tilbury
Winning Group: The Southwick Players
Best Actor: John Deall – The Southwick Players
Best Actress: Peggy Deall – The Southwick Players
One-Act Drama Festival
Competitors – in order of appearance:
1. Barns Green Players
Red Spy at Night
by Robert King
Produced by Unknown
2. Shoreham Little Theatre
Susanna & The Welsh Elders
by Margaret Wood
Produced by Unknown
3. The Southwick Players
by Alan Ayckbourn
Produced by Christopher Kenneford
4. Young Wick Theatre Company
Episode – a moment in the lives of the Brontes
by Douglas Jackson
Produced by Antony Muzzall assisted by Joanna Steele
5. Wick Theatre Company
by John Mortimer
Produced by Ralph Dawes
6. Young Wick Theatre Company ( non-competitive )
by John Reason
Produced by Alan Gray & Katie Steele
Publication: Adur Herald
Publication Data: April 3 1980 issue – page 11
Text Header: Varied choice in festival
THIS YEAR’S Southwick one-act drama festival includes no fewer than three entries from Wick Theatre Company – and appearing in the event for the first time are Shoreham Little Theatre
The festival opens next Friday with the Little Theatre’s version of Susanna and the Welsh Elders by Margaret Wood.
Young Wick then present a non-competative entry, Cat by John Reason, and Southwick Players stage Between Mouthfuls by Alan Ayckbourn.
On Saturday Young Wick raise the curtain with Episode by Douglas Jackson and Barnes Green Players follow with Red Spy at Night by Robert King.
The final offering is Wick’s adult entry, Lunch Hour by John Mortimer.
The winners, chosen by Guild of Drama adjudicator Mike Tilbury, will go on to the second round of the All England Theatre Festival.
Publication: Shoreham Herald
Publication Data: April 18 1980 issue – page 11
Text Header: Triumph in triplicate
SOUTHWICK’S annual festival of one-act plays produced a three-way triumph for the Southwick Players at the Barn Theatre at the weekend.
The Players’ winning effort was a well-rehearsed excerpt from Alan Ayckbourn’s Confusions which they performed in its entirety earlier this year.
Between Mouthfuls, directed by Christopher Kenneford, not only earned the Players first place out of six entries, but also brought them the best actor and best actress awards through husband and wife John and Peggy Deall.
The Players now go through to the divisional finals of the All England Theatre Festival at Croydon on Monday week.
Runners-up in the Southwick festival were Barns Green Players with Red Spy at Night, other entries coming from Wick Theatre, Young Wick and Shoreham Little Theatre.