- The 2016 Festival - 

11th - 13th February 2016

Bristol Festival Sets the Stage


   The Bristol One Act Drama Festival are delighted that St Albans Players, regular entrants to the Bristol festival and this year's winning entry have continued their success by representing the Bristol One Act Drama Festival at the Wessex Quarter Finals. Then continued to represent the Western Area in the Semi-Final, their success did not stop there as they went on to win the English Grand Final of the All England Theatre Festival and represented England at The British Final. We at the Bristol One Act Drama Festival could not be prouder that the winners of our festival have gone on the represent England and that national audiences have been treated to the quality on show at the Bristol Festival every year. 

St Albans Players, winners of the AETF English Final


1st Place Trophy                                 St Alban's Players                                   Interior Designs   by Jimmie Chinn

2nd Place                                             St Ursula Players                                    Home (Act 1)   by David Storey


3rd Place                                              UWE Drama Society                              Amnesia   by Becky Fitzgerald


Best Director                                      Barbara Crass                                          St Alban's Players


Best Actor                                            Rory Adamson                                        St Alban's Players


Best Actress                                         Gill Cowen                                              St Alban's Players


Best Supporting Actor                        Stephen Coles                                       The Oldland Players


Best Supporting Actress                     Kathryn Trickey                                     The Oldland Players


Moment of Theatre Award                 Portishead Players                                 Bogglebox


Decor Award                                        St Ursula Players                                    Home (Act 1)


Costume Award                                  Oldland Players                                       Blackadder II:  Bells


Winning Youth Group                        Sodbury Players -  Youth                        Darkness in the Night by Rob Hockley


Most Promising Youth Performance         Rhys Jenkins                                   Darkness in the Night


Best Original Play                                        Amnesia                                          Becky Fitzgerald  (UWE Drama Society)


Adjudicator's choice                                   Setting crew                                   In Need of Care (Sodbury Players - Youth)


Audience Choice Award



The Programme

Our 2016 Adjudicator

Russell Whiteley GODA. 


Russell trained in Theatre Studies at Trent Park

and the Rose Bruford College. He holds the

London UniversityDiploma in Dramatic Art, is an

Associate of the Drama

Board and of the London College of Music.


Having retired after thirty years as Chief Examiner

for GCSE Drama he continues as a  Moderator for the Assessment

 and Qualifications Alliance and visits schools and colleges to see

some of the excitingwork which is taking place in these institutions.


2015 saw him adjudicating quarter and semi-finals of the AETF Festival

as well as a Divisional final in Scotland and the Scottish Youth Final. His winning play from Kilmarnock went on to win the AETF British Final.


His Northern ‘down to earth’ common sense and obvious expertise

has made him popular with many Festival Organisers who are always

more than happy to welcome him back.