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See the results and awards

Saturday afternoon session

2pm

New Kinver Players

Between Mouthfuls by Alan Ayckbourn

Set in a restaurant, two conversations take place between two different couples who are having problems within their marriage. Meanwhile, the waiter attempts to serve the meals ...

THEY WON:

Best Comedy

Alvechurch Dramatic Society

The 32 SKUDI

from a short story The Heretic’s Coat’ by Bertolt Brecht adapted by Alan Clarke

AN ORIGINAL PIECE OF WRITING

Venice 1592. When the tailor, Gabriel Zunto, agrees to make a coat for the philosopher, Giodarno Bruno, he and his daughter Maria find themselves faced with major questions of state and religion. Why did the powerful patrician Giovanni Mocenigo, rumoured to be a Vatican agent, invite the heretic Bruno to stay with him? Why did he then denounce Bruno to the Inquisition? Why do the Mocenigos make a special visit to Gabriel in his shop? And will the Zuntos be paid the 32 skudi they are owed, the price for the new coat?

Saturday evening session

7pm

Studio B Performing Arts

Locked In by John Pickett

AN ORIGINAL PIECE OF WRITING

A YOUTH PRODUCTION

THIS PLAY MAY CAUSE OFFENCE

Locked In is a play about mental health and the human nature when people are pushed to their limits. The play takes place in a nuclear shelter where we find Jess, Fiona, Freddy and Mark, volunteered by their employer, participating in an experiment and locked away for 3 months.

Things begin as expected but as the timer ticks on we realise that one of the participants has been hiding something and they’re desperate to keep it that way.

THEY WON:

Best Youth Play

Best Music: played by Annie Hulbert

Best Young Actor: Andrew Beachham

Best Young Actress: Sophie Atkins

Mayhem Theatre Company

Silver Wedding by John Bowen

Audrey and Julian appear to be plagued by everyday trivialities, their jobs and their marital problems. It is their Silver Wedding anniversary. Will this special occasion all go to plan?

THEY WON:

Runner Up

Best Director: Linda Evans

Best Actress: Jo Lane

Corbridge Roche Theatre Company

Platform 2 by Paul Robinson

AN ORIGINAL PIECE OF WRITING

Two very different people meet on a railway station platform: Gabby a young woman who is on her way to her brother’s wedding and Mark a mysterious gentleman who doesn’t seem to be concerned that the train is late.

When will the train arrive? Why is Mark asking all these questions? Has Gabby said more than she should have?

Sunday afternoon session

2pm

Holly Bush Arts Group

Bert by David Pitt

AN ORIGINAL PIECE OF WRITING

John sits in his car waiting for eternal nothingness. Michael appears prompting discussion of their lives and their ‘BERT’

THEY WON:

Winner

Best Play

Best Actor: David Francis and Jonathan Hipkiss

Best Set

Best Original Piece of Theatre


Stourbridge Theatre Company

A Small Familiy Murder by Simon Brett

Valerie Trevelyan is murdered in her nursing home and her two sons are the prime suspects. As detectives interview them and their senile father the distinctive characters each tell a different story. Deep secrets from the past are uncovered and the clues begin to mount up.


Wordsley Amateur Dramatic Society (WADS)

After The Party by M J Edwards

AN ORIGINAL PIECE OF WRITING

The play is set in a hospital and numerous other locations.

THEY WON:

Adjudicator's Award


Sunday evening session

7pm

Mayhem Theatre Company

Future Past by Stephen Moran

AN ORIGINAL PIECE OF WRITING

Following a car crash that was not his fault, a man visits a psychiatrist to have his mental state assessed post accident and possibly claim financial compensation. The man seems perfectly sane, but after momentarily losing consciousness during the accident, believes he has lived an entire new life... in the future...

Theatre 282

Coffee Mo(u)rning by Ian Dolman

AN ORIGINAL PIECE OF WRITING

A family unites to organise their first charity coffee morning for one of their own. Will it be a success? Will it make a difference, and will it heal them?

The results of the

Worcestershire Theatre Festival

were announced by Paul Fowler

at the end of Sunday evening.