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
Armed police arrest wanted man in Shiplake
Car accident in Nettlebed shuts road
Paxman reopens butchers using meat cleaver
Red Lion Lawn contract may not be renewed
Sculpture completes roundabout makeover
Dead woman identified
Spot the Henley whale at London Marathon
Carer cheated our daughter
 
 
LATEST LIFESTYLE HEADLINES
Little things make a very big impression
Grab the classic car you always wanted
Looking after individual needs
Be adventurous in the bedroom - or office
Add character and value to your home
Aiming to develop well–rounded people
Vibrant education in an “Excellent” school
Inspiring children in a caring community
How a video could help sell your home
Abbey hunting ground
Magnificent medieval manor
Davis Tate egg winner
Latest Video View more from   Henley Standard TV
ADVERTISE WITH US
LATEST NEWS HEADLINES
Monday morning blues for Henley commuters
Paxman reopens butchers using meat cleaver
Armed police arrest wanted man in Shiplake
Crime decreases for second year running
I forgive our goalkeeper says Royals fan, 93
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