Southwick & Fishersgate Community Association – Twenty-Ninth Festival of Arts & Crafts
The Festival constitutes the first round of the All England Theatre Festival
The Barn Theatre, Southwick Community Centre
April 16 & 17 1982
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Adjudicator: Denis Brown
Winning Group: Wick Theatre Company
Best Actor: Derek Fines – Southwick Players
Best Actress: Beryl Wicks – Southwick Players
One-Act Drama Festival
Competitors – in order of appearance:
Shoreham Little Theatre
In Need of Care
by David E Rowley
Produced by Hazel Morgan
Steyning Downland W.I. Drama Group
Not in the Guide Book
by Joy Anderson
Produced by Doris Brinsley
The Southwick Players
The Lion in Winter – an excerpt
by James Goldman
Produced by Lawrence Dell
Storm Theatre Company
See You Tomorrow
by Frank Vickery
Produced by Graham Collins
Wick Theatre Company
by Harold Pinter
Produced by George Porter
Prompt – Jean Porter
The Little People
by Susan Eves
Produced by Dave Gordon
Publication: Shoreham Herald
Publication Data: April 23 1982 issue –
Text Header: When Silence is golden ..
Success came for the second successive year to Wick Theatre Company in winning the Southwick Drama Festival at the Barn Theatre last Friday and Saturday.
They presented Silence a rather obscure one-act play written by Harold Pinter. It consisted solely of three inter-cut monologues in which the meaning is left to each member of the audience.
Douglas Brown, adjudicating, found it difficult to fault the three actors, Patrick Johnson, Margaret Ockenden and Tim Cara, who sat fairly motionless for the most part of the play. They put feeling and colour into verbal thoughts and painted a picture of what seemed their insular lives.
Mr Brown praised director George Porter for his understanding of a very difficult and ambitious play.