- The 2016 Festival -
11th - 13th February 2016
Bristol Festival Sets the Stage
For the GRAND FINAL
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
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.