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SCA – Twenty-Sixth Festival of Arts & Crafts

Southwick & Fishersgate Community Association – Twenty-Sixth Festival of Arts & Crafts
The Drama Festival is again being run as the first stage of the National Festival of Community Theatre.

The Barn Theatre, Southwick Community Centre

April 20 & 21 1979

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Adjudicator: Leonard White

Winning Group: Bognor Regis Drama Group

Best Actor: Ralph Dawes – Wick Theatre Company

Best Actress: Miriam White – Bognor Regis Drama Group

Sir Denys Wilkinson, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sussex presented the prizes.

One-Act Drama Festival

Competitors – in order of appearance:


The Aquarius Theatre Group

A Separate Peace

by Tom Stoppard

Produced by Unknown


Bognor Regis Drama Group

Blind Date

by Frank Marcus

Produced by Unknown


The Rother Players

Arms and The Man ( Act 1 )

by Bernard Shaw

Produced by Unknown


The Rother Players

A Sunny Morning

by S & J Qintero [trans. John Garrett Underhill]

Produced by Unknown


Wick Theatre Company

Johnny P.M.

by Taylor Lovering

Produced by Brian Moulton

Ralph Dawes – Joe Batemen
Frances Moulton
Douglas Tucker
Margaret Ockenden
Dennis Picott
Wendy Picott


Young Wick*


by Arthur Pinero

Produced by Betty Dawes

Antony Muzzall
Claire Tucker
Amanda Dawes
Katie Steele
Alan Gray
Emily Reed
Karen Mulholland
Jonathon Dawes

* The Young Wick was formed as a direct result of Wick’s production of Where the Rainbow Ends and is very active and self financing.

This is the first time Claire, Karen or Katie have appeared on the Southwick stage.

The play was placed third.

The adjudicator made a special award to Alan Gray who played the butler in Playgoers.