Henley Standard Property
HOME

Date:

Order your copy Advertise with us! HENLEY PAGES
Delivering the news from Henley on Thames and South Oxfordshire for over 100 years
  News     Sport    Celebrity   What's On Regulars Community Info Henley Standard TV Lifestyle Property Jobs Classifieds Gallery Trade
                               Follow us    Follow us    Newsfeed Search the Henley Standard  
Theatre groups vie for awards
Published 27/05/14



A FESTIVAL of one-act plays celebrating theatre came to a close with the top theatre groups going home with prizes.

Audiences were offered a selection of new, old and some original plays at the 43rd Henley Drama Festival held at the Kenton Theatre in New Street.

Dramas, comedies and mysteries were performed over four evenings and judged by Colin Dolley - the chairman of the Guild of Drama Adjudicators.

Festival spokeswoman Jeni Wood said: “In spite of four drama groups pulling out of the festival at the last minute the Henley Drama Festival went ahead albeit for four, instead of the planned five, evenings.”

“We were especially pleased to welcome back the Friendly Bombs drama group including members with special needs from Slough who never fail to put on a good performance.


“The festival was very generously supported again this year by the Brakspear Pub Company based at The Bull, Bell Street and two new sponsors the Communications Group based at the Hub, Station Road and Alan Pontin, a local philanthropist and former chairman of the Kenton Theatre.”

Henley Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society (HAODS) scooped the overall first prize for their performance of The Cask of Amontillado.

Best actor went to Chris Harris of Oxford Theatre Guild who starred in Military Thinking, and best actress was won by Maggie Smith of Scene Stealers.

The Magic Moment award, for a scene that captured the attention, was taken by HAODS for the opening image of The Cask of Amontillado and the adjudicator’s choice award was taken by Friendly Bombs for their version of Lord of the Flies by William Golding.

PUBLISHED 27/05/14



 
MOST POPULAR
Cost of moving house has hit a record high
Hospice charity ball in memory of parents
Fish & chip shop shut by microwave fire
Raiders smash through community hall wall
Developer landgrabs despite effect on rail line
Rowers meet crowds at welcome home parade
TV’s toughest quizmasters come face to face
Residents told 'keep recycling clear'
 
 
LATEST LIFESTYLE HEADLINES
John Deere mower is on offer
Luxury... minus the showroom price tag
School’s aim is to inspire young minds and create bright futures
You don’t have to be ‘sporty’ to enjoy sport
Prep school unveils its new nursery
Come and try classes free with fitness guru Emma-Jane Taylor
Dancing is for everyone — including adults
‘Joyful’ school that’s setting its sights high
High achievers and much more
Audi’s latest is a driver’s car worth investing in
E-Type’s long confinement is ending
Remember Beetlemania? Volkswagen big up concept car ahead of Paris Motor Show
Latest Video View more from   Henley Standard TV
ADVERTISE WITH US
LATEST NEWS HEADLINES
Rowers meet crowds at welcome home parade
Developer landgrabs despite effect on rail line
Plans for huge new care village
Fleet Street veteran who’s made Henley ‘interesting’
New minibus thanks to Round Tablers
Top Videos
 
Most Popular
 
 
 
 
Higgs Group
HIGGS GROUP
Tel: 01491 419400
www.higgsgroup.co.uk
HENLEY PAGES
Tel: 01491 419419
www.henleypages.com
HIGGS PRINTING & DESIGN
Tel: 01491 149429
www.higgsprinitng.co.uk
HIGGS OFFICE SUPPLIES
Tel: 01491 419499
www.higgsofficesupplies.co.uk
HENLEY LIFE MAGAZINE
Tel: 01491 419449
www.henleylife.co.uk
  HIGGS GROUP, Caxton House, 1 Station Road, Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 1AD. Telephone (01491) 419400  
© Higgs & Co (Printing) Limited 2012  |  Registered in England number 1418717