"Beyond the White Noise"

"Beyond the White Noise"

The Allotment

The Allotment

"Beyond the White Noise"

"Beyond the White Noise"

The Allotment

The Allotment

Avon One Acts flyer

Avon One Acts flyer

Avon One Acts flyer

Avon One Acts flyer

After the success of the group's 2019 entry, The Oldland Players are delighted to perform again at The Bristol One Act Drama Festival, and The Avon One Act Drama Festival, this year with a pair of entries, "Beyond the White Noise" by Steven A.Shapiro and "The Allotment" by Gillian Plowman

​Beyond the White Noise:

Peter is waiting to meet his new therapist, but another patient in the waiting room is insistent on talking to him. The two souls work out their issues.

Cast

Peter (Stephen Coles); Wesley (Natalie Brown)

Director: Lisa Stapleton

The Allotment:

Five women are serving community punishment orders and are growing the vegetables for soup kitchens on an allotment. Marcie is convicted of dangerous driving; Norah, a serial shoplifter; Belle has blackmailed her boss and Lorna, an actress, is convicted of criminal damage. It is the first morning for Daisy, the new probation officer, and the tables are cleverly turned when a traumatic event in her past puts her on a par with the others.

Cast

Marcie (Doreen Taylor); Norah (Sarah Edwards); Belle (Vikie Meachin) Lorna (Kit Muffett); Daisy (Hannah Johnson)

Director: Kathleen Kirwan

 

The first performances were at the The Olympus Theatre in Bristol on Wednesday 19th February as part of the Bristol One Act Drama Festival and continued our positive record

For Beyond the White Noise we came away with:

  • 3rd place overall

  • The 'Les Soloman Memorial Trophy' for best decore (including lighting and sound)

We were also came away with nominations for:

  • Natalie Brown - Best Actress

  • Steve Coles - Best Actor

Because of finishing 3rd we will be going through to the semi-finals on Saturday 9th May at the Merlin Theatre, Frome, BA11 2HG

For The Allotment we also came away with nominations for:

  • Vikie Meachin - Best Actress

  • Kit Muffett - Best Supporting Actress

"Beyond the White Noise" Bristol

"Beyond the White Noise" Bristol

"Beyond the White Noise" Bristol

"Beyond the White Noise" Bristol

The second performances were at Chipping Sodbury Town Hall on Saturday 29th Feb, as part of the Avon Drama One Act Festival, where we had another successful evening.

For Beyond the White Noise we came away with:

  • 2nd place overall

We were also came away with nominations for:

  • Lisa Stapleton - Best Director Cup

  • Natalie Brown - Best Actress (Priory Plate)

  • Steve Coles - Best Actor (Goodway Memorial Cup)

  • The Richard Brayshaw Cup (Technical award) for the set

  • The Adjudicator's Award

For The Allotment we also came away with nominations for:

  • Vikie Meachin - Best Actress (Priory Plate)

  • The Richard Brayshaw Cup (Technical award) for the set

As noted above, because of finishing 3rd, "Beyond the White Noise" will be going through to the semi-finals on Saturday 9th May at the Merlin Theatre, Frome, BA11 2HG

"Beyond the White Noise"

"Peter" - Stephen Coles & "Wesley" - Natalie Brown in the Oldland Players production of "Beyond the White Noise" by Steven A.Shapiro as part of the One Act Festivals 2020