2015 GMDF One Act Programme

 

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Members of NDFA The Full Length Festival Amateur Theatre Awards Evening Saturday 11th July 2015 The Pennine Suite, The Last Drop Village Hotel, Bromley Cross Complimentary Fizz on arrival Tickets £30 Please contact our ticket secretary Brian Lawson for tickets, booking form and further information. Tel: 01772 798734 Details are also on the website and you can download a booking form from there too. Tickets are moving fast so don’t delay in placing your order! We look forward to seeing you. Nominations will be on the website from Tuesday 3rd June onwards so please make sure your society is represented if you or your members are amongst the nominees. www.gmdf.org

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Greater Manchester Drama Federation The Greater Manchester Drama Federation (GMDF) is recognised as one of the leading associations representing amateur theatre in the North West of England. Registered Charity No. 517020 President Stella Blackburn Honorary Life Vice Presidents David C Williams Cyril V Hines Chairman Sue Mooney Hon. Secretary Jude Craig Vice Chairman Paul Cohen Hon. Treasurer Janice Haughton Greater Manchester Drama Federation One Act Festival 2015 Festival Secretary & Stage Director: Paul Cohen Festival Stage Manager: Anita Stuttard The GMDF's affiliated network alone makes it one of the largest regional organisations of its type and its Full Length Festival is probably the largest drama festival to be held in Europe. As you are reading this, you will already know that we also hold a prestigious, long established, annual, week long, One Act Festival. The Board of Management comprises some 12 people all of whom give their services free of charge to the Federation and through a network of society liaison officers, provide advice and assistance regarding all aspects of amateur theatre. The GMDF is a registered charity Good evening Ladies and Gentleman and welcome to the 55th GMDF One Act Play Festival. We are delighted to welcome back Meg Bray who is adjudicating for us this week. I am sure you will enjoy the selection of plays being performed this week. We would like to offer our thanks to Altrincham Little Theatre for hosting this years festival. Their support is much appreciated. We do hope as many of you as possible are able to return on Saturday evening for the presentations. Hope to see you all there! Paul Cohen ~ One Act Festival Secretary Thank You The Federation Board of Management extend their sincere gratitude to Altrincham Little Theatre for their generosity in hosting the 2015 One Act Festival. Their help and enthusiasm has been instrumental in making this Festival a success, for which, we are most grateful.

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Festival Results SECTION A (Up to 14 years of age) Andrew Winton Trophy…………………………………. Certificate of Merit………………………………………. Brenda Gillatt Trophy…………………………………… Meg Bray SECTION B (15 to 21 years of age) Nan Nuttall Trophy……………………………………… Certificate of Merit………………………………………. Bertram Holland Trophy………………………………. SECTION C Settlement Players Trophy…………………………….. Stanley Harrower Cup…………………………………. Certificate of Merit………………………………………. ALL SECTIONS Vicki Lane Award (Meritorious Director) …………………………………………………………………………. Meg is trained in all aspects of performance and theatre and has been performing both as an Amateur and Professional since the age of 3. When she was 13 she directed her first production, a pantomime, and has continued to direct professionally and for the Amateur Societies. Meg has directed and choreographed more than 40 musicals and has lost count of the number of full length plays. Whilst living in Suffolk she successfully formed and ran her own theatre company, regularly filling the 1800 seat Regent Theatre in Ipswich. Together with her husband Alan they ran their own seaside theatre “The West End “theatre where she produced an annual summer season of “Seaside Specials”. Meg has mentored and trained many young performers for careers in the professional theatre and coaches’ young performers for professional auditions and entry into Drama Schools. Under the title of “The Drama Queen” Meg advises Amateur Societies in matters of governance, performance, marketing and promotion. Meg has received many awards for her productions most notable of which was from the Waterford International Festival of Light Opera. She is President of the Stage Door Theatre Company in Felixstowe and Vice President of Woodford Community Players in South Mcr. Meg is also a past Board member of GMDF. In 2011 Meg was awarded the Lawrence Roberts “Life Time Achievement “award from the GMDF and the N.O.D.A. recognition award for her valuable contribution to the Amateur theatre. In 2013 Meg and husband Alan “retired” to the South Coast to be nearer family and 6 Grandchildren. The lure of the theatre was never too far away and soon saw Meg directing musicals and plays for local societies. Meg is delighted to maintain her links with the GMDF and is delighted to be returning this week and to adjudicate their one Act play festival; to catch up with friends and enjoy and appreciate once again the high standard of your productions. Robert L Goodwin Trophy ( Outstanding Actor) …………………………………………………………………………. Cyril V Hines Trophy (Outstanding Actress) ………………………………………………………………………….. Julie Emmanuel Trophy (Best Comedy performance) …………………………………………………………………………... Cliff Walker Trophy (Best Presentation) …………………………………………………………………………... Theatre Royal Trophy (Adjudicator’s Award) …………………………………………………………………………... SECTION D (Original Play) Playwright’s Workshop Trophy………………………………………...

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Tuesday 2nd June Mossley AODS Youth Theatre Saturday 6th June Afternoon Summerseat Players Youth Theatre Little Women By Gerald P Murphy Marmee Amy Beth Jo Meg Laurie Brooke Mrs Lawrence Aunt March Bhaer CHRISTY MATHER VIOLET WINTERBOTTOM LORNA RICHARDSON KATHERINE FARROW MELISSA SAXON TOM DAVISON TOM BAIN RHIAN LOWE MOLLY VINDEN HARRY WILLIAMS Miss White Vlad Miss Orange Miss Black Miss Brown Joe In App Propriate By Paul Bracewell KATE LILLEY ANNA LILLEY ZAK JACQUES MAISY SEWELL KIERAN SHAW FREYA GRIFFITHS AMELIA BUTTERWORTH KIRSTY WRAGG JENNIFER BALMER MIA HADJIGEORGIOU REBECCA BRUMBY NIAMH DAVERAGE EMMA BALMER Waitress / Doctor Miss Blonde Miss Pink Miss Pinker Directed by Michael Jones McCaw and Lucy Fullman Scene: Various Entered in Section B Miss Berry Guardian Scud Directed by Paul Bracewell, Chris Balmer and Isobel Farrar Woodford Community Players Pastiche By Nick Hall Sir Peter Lady Alex Medford Viola TOM DAWSON SUE MOONEY ALAN STATHAM MONICA WHICKHAM Directed by David Roger Browne Scene: Sir Peter’s town house in London Entered in Section C Scenes: Office, fast food restaurant, a street, an old theatre Entered in Sections A and D After The Bride to Be’s adjudication there will be a short interval, during which, the bar will be open, and this will be followed by presentation of the awards listed overleaf.

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Friday 5th June St Philip’s Junior Workshop Wednesday 3rd June Manchester Enterprise Academy Love’s Young Dream By Ros Moruzzi Avril Trevor Jill Bridget Dave Peter Stan Sophie Landlord Landlady Mof Maudie Mrs Iger Mr Iger / Roy Leslie / Boy Two By Jim Cartwright SIMON SMITH LATOYAH ALEXIS COURTENEY NEEDHAM OLIVIA MARTIN TRINITY SCHOFIELD TAYLA MCCABE MARWA SALAAM LAUREN TONGE RYAN PILLING ELEESHA MAYOH-ETCHELLS EMILY KIRWIN ZACK THORNLEY JACK OLLERTON SAM DICKMAN JESS BARLOW Directed by Mina Kirkbright Directed by Helen Seaton Scene: A Northern pub Entered in Section B Scene: Ordinary living room / maternity room Entered in Section B Manchester Enterprise Academy An Act of Love By Sarah Andrew Mrs Burns BRODY BURNS ANTHONY HARVEY MADDISON BRIDGE DOMINIC HEATH FAHRAN TONER CONNOR TONER KIEREN HAMPSON JESSICA BRADSHAW PAIGE WATERHOUSE Saturday 6th June Evening Wilmslow Green Room Society Anthony Maddie Dom / George Fahran / Andrea Connor / Alf Kieren Jess Tracey Pierre The Bride To Be By Peter Quilter Toby Angela JIM GILLESPIE VICTORIA JOHNSON Directed by Ian McBride Scene: Angela’s home, just prior to her wedding Entered in Section C Directed by Sarah Andrew Scene: London and Paris Entered in Section B and D

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Thursday 4th June Brookdale Theatre Bramhall Friday 5th June Hyde Little Theatre Youth Section Lunch Hour By John Mortimer Girl Man Manageress RUTH GAZELEY ANDREW JOLLEY DEBBIE BRUCE Directed by Keith Fenwick Scene: A hotel bedroom in a hotel near King’s Cross Station, London. Entered in Section C Urchin Narrator Robin Hood and the King’s Bling By Geoff Bamber LUIS SMITH SARAH WARDLE EMMA WARDLE Villagers MILLIE NOONAN AMELIE WOOD IZZY HEALEY KYRA HASLAM MEGAN COLLIER LOREN FLETCHER LAURA OSBOURNE CORA BOWERS Sheriff’s Guards AMY CHADDERTON Sherriff King John Countess Angelique Messenger The Seer Old lady Bailiffs DANIEL WOOD STEPHEN AINGER NEVE BROOKS LUIS SMITH SARAH WARDLE MILLIE NOONAN EMMA WARDLE AND AMELIE WOOD Directed by Janice C Haughton Scene: A forest Entered in Section A Maid Marion Brookdale Theatre Bramhall Friar Tuck Robin Hood Little John Establishing Relations By David Craig Smith Gerald Higgins Mary Higgins John Higgins Stella (John’s girlfriend) GEORGE COCKBURN RACHEL ANSTEE AIDY MCLEAN KAT RAWLING Directed by Tom Wordsworth and George Fish Scene: A domestic dining room Entered in Section C Please see overleaf for our third play this evening by St. Philip’s AODS

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Friday 5th June St Philip’s Junior Workshop Bye Baby Bunting By Mark Green Patience Annie Thomas Joe Edward Flossie Mary FRANCESCA HARRISON OLIVIA TOFT RACHAEL SLATER JOSEPH DICKMAN CHRISTIAN BUTLER AMBER ETCHELLS MOLLY PUCKERING Directed by Louise Davenport Scene: Lancashire, 1839. Seven children are working in Lovers Bridge Colliery Number 4 Mine. Entered in Sections A and D The 70th AGM will be held on 20th August 2015 Guide Bridge Theatre Audenshaw Rd. M34 5HJ Full details are on the website. This is all you member societies’ GMDF, not the board’s or anyone else’s, so please come along and support the AGM. www.gmdf.org Plenty for you to see ~ www.new.gmdf.org/whatson

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The 2015 competing societies We never disclose your details to third parties. Mossley AODS www.maods.org Woodford Community Players www.woodfordplayers.co.uk Manchester Enterprise Academy www.manchesterenterpriseacademy.org.uk Brookdale Theatre Bramhall www.thebrookdaleclub.com St Philip’s Junior Workshop Bolton www.stphilipsbolton.co.uk Hyde Little Theatre www.h-l-t.org Summerseat Players Ramsbottom www.summerseatplayers.co.uk Wilmslow Green Room Society www.wgrsoc.org.uk The winners of this Festival are eligible for entry into the 42nd NDFA BRITISH ALL WINNERS FESTIVAL this Festival will be held at running from Sunday 19th to Saturday 25 July 2015. One Act Plays will be performed on Sunday 19th,Tuesday 21st and Friday 24th Contact: lynmison@aol.com Rhoda McGaw Theatre www.ndfa.org.uk SHEFFIELD ONE ACT DRAMA FESTIVAL One Act & Youth Section Library Theatre, Tudor Square, Sheffield S1 1XZ 17th – 20th June 2015 Contact: information@sadata.org Keep up to date with what’s going on in GMDFland by signing up to Cues! The winners of this Festival are also eligible for entry into the www.gmdf.org

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