BHAC : 2000

2000 : Brighton & Hove Arts Council’s Full-Length Drama Competition

Adjudicator : Bridget Biaggi

Competitors : in order of appearance

September 7 – 9 & 13 – 15

Wick Theatre Company

By William Shakespeare
Produced by Tony Brownings

October 4 – 7

Southwick Players

Arsenic and Old Lace
By Joseph Kesseling
Produced by Brian Moulton

October 6 & 7

Second Impression Theatre Company

The World’s Last Landlady
By David Weedall
Produced by David Weedall

October 12 – 14

Sackville Players

Goose Pimples
By Mike Leigh
Produced by John Barker

October 13 & 14

Hassocks Theatre Guild

Goodnight Mrs Puffin
By Arthur Lovegrove
Produced by John Kearns

October 16 – 21

Hurstpierpoint Players

A Month of Sundays
By Bob Larbey
Produced by Ian de le Vinge

October 14 & 18 – 21

Forest Row Dramatic Society

Sand Castles
By Bob Larbey
Produced by Kay Watkins and Fiona Clarke

October 18 – 21

Breakthrough Theatre Company

By Bram Stoker, adpated by Liz Lockhead
Produced by Jenny Gore

October 25 – 28

Rottingdean Drama Society

By Aristophanes
Produced by Edward Rayner

October 25 – 28

Cuckfield Dramatic Society

The Crucible
By Arthur Miller
Produced by Colin Temblett-Wood

November 4 – 18

New Venture Theatre

By Toby Collins
Produced by Toby Collins

November 23 – 25

Armchair Theatre Group

The Cemetery Club
By Ivan Menchell
Produced by Pete Ferguson

November 24 – December 2

Seaford Dramatic Society

My Three Angels
By Sam and Bella Spewack
Produced by Alan G Baker

2000 : Brighton & Hove Arts Council’s Drama Awards Evening

When : December 12 2000

Where : Southwick Community Centre Southwick Street Barn Theatre

Bea Waters Challenge Cup for Best Overall Production

Rottingdean Drama Society

The Arthur Churchill Award For Excellence – runners-up

Forest Row Dramatic Society
Sand Castles

Best Director

Colin Temblett-Wood
Cuckfield Drama Society

Best Actor

Rick Farmer
Hurstpierpoint Players
for Cooper

Best Actress

Pauline Grimble
Hassocks Theatre Guild
for Mrs Puffin

Best Stage Setting

Forest Row Dramatic Society
Sand Castles

Adjudicator’s Award for Best Ensemble Production

Wick Theatre Company
played as a united company, listening and reacting throughout, concentrating on the main plot which contributed to its final success

Special Award for Music and Sound Effect

Breakthrough Theatre Company
for original, heart pounding, throbbing, atmospheric sounds

Special Award for Originality

New Venture Theatre Club
for a fictional work inspired by a nightmare staged in aa most realistic and thrilling setting

Award for the Writer of Original Work

David Weedall
Second Impression Theatre Company