BHAC : 2001

2001 : Brighton & Hove Arts Council’s Full-Length Drama Festival
[the only year the BHAC named this event a ‘festival’ rather than a ‘competition’]

Adjudicator : Daniel Finlay

Competitors : in order of appearance

September 5 – 8

Southwick Players

The Last Govenor General
By Justin Finn
Produced by Dave Stenning

September 7 – 8 & 10 -15

Seaford Dramatic Society

A Month of Sundays
By Bob Larbey
Produced by Phyllis Mortimer

October 3 – 6

Wick Theatre Company

Madness Of George III
By Alan Bennett
Produced by Bob Ryder

October 12 – 13

Second Impression Theatre Company

Private Laughter
By David Weedall
Produced by David Weedall

October 15 – 20

Hurstpierpoint Players

Billy Liar
By Keith Waterhouse & Willis Hall
Produced by Richard Winton

October 20 – 27

New Venture Theatre Club

Silence & Limelight
By Toby Collins
Produced by Toby Collins

October 24 – 27

Rottingdean Drama Society

The Winter’s Tale
By William Shakespeare
Produced by Anne Verrall

October 31 – November 3

Cuckfield Dramatic Society

She Stoops to Conquer
By Oliver Goldsmith
Produced by Alan Morris

November 8 – 10

Wivelsfield Little Theatre

Key For Two
By John Chapman & Dave Freeman
Produced by Paul Welch

November 20 – 24

Forest Row Dramatic Society

By Andrew Davies
Produced by Judy Buchanan

2001 : Brighton & Hove Arts Council’s Drama Awards Evening

When : December 6 2001

Where : Hove Blatchington Mill School Windmill Theatre

Bea Waters Challenge Cup for Best Overall Production

Forest Row Dramatic Society
for the best poignant, engaging, moving overall production

Arthur Churchill Award for the runner up

Wick Theatre Company
Madness of George III
for a visualy exciting staging with a strong presentation, lucid and visually as an ensemble production

Gabbus Denney Director’s Award

Bob Ryder
for the well organised production with clear direction, strength and clarity of vision, very well interpreted staging
Wick Theatre Company
The Madness of George lll

Best Stage Setting

Wick Theatre Company
The Madness of George lll
for an inventive, usable and practical, well thought out, visally engaging stage setting serving the production well

The Adjudicator’s Award

She Stoops to Conquer
Cuckfield Dramatic Society
who were brave and inventive in overcoming the difficulties of the ‘mise en scene’ for the ensemble stage action and the ebb and flow of the scene changes, cotributing to its final success

Merit Award to Front of House Staff

Rottingdean Drama Society
for the warmth of their attentive welcome and setting up the atmosphere for an evening to enjoy a theatrical experience

Merit Award for the Most Promising Young Actor

Katherine Butterfield
Cuckfield Dramatic Society
for her most accomplished performance by a young actor, a very potentially promising member, for her role as Mary

Merit Award for Most Innovative Set

Andy Hamer
New Venture Theatre Club
for the best innovative set construction and design, visually bold with intellgent use of restrictive space for an inspired set

Best Lighting Design

Mike Medway
Wick Theatre Company
for the effective, powerful and atmospheric use of lighting, setting the mood so well for the various scenes, for the exciting dramatic lighting effects in the set

Best Actor

Monical Brown for Prin
Forest Row Dramatic Society

Best Publicity

Rosemary Bouchy & Rosemary Brown
Wick Theatre Company
The Madness of George lll