Our Bristol One Act 2022 Awards!

Our Bristol One Act 2022 Awards!

'She smiled at her baby then took her last breath'

'She smiled at her baby then took her last breath'

'You shared their joy and shed tears with them'

'You shared their joy and shed tears with them'

'Did that moments hesitation deprive a man of his wife and three children of their mother?'

'Did that moments hesitation deprive a man of his wife and three children of their mother?'

'I wouldn't call that special'

'I wouldn't call that special'

'You're just blind to the realities of the world'

'You're just blind to the realities of the world'

'Your heart was breaking and it could never be mended'

'Your heart was breaking and it could never be mended'

"Where do you think this place is?"

"Where do you think this place is?"

"A locking knee joint"

"A locking knee joint"

"How do I strike you?"

"How do I strike you?"

"Why are you keeping me here?"

"Why are you keeping me here?"

"Keep back!"

"Keep back!"

"Best not to think about it"

"Best not to think about it"

After a year off, caused by the COVID pandemic, 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, "The Dreaming" by Richard James and "More Sinned Against Than Sinning" by Liz Dobson

​The Dreaming:

Two men find themselves in a featureless room, with no memory of how they arrived there, or even who they are. Their only clues come from scraps of paper on the floor.

Cast

One (Simon Crutchley);Two (Stephen Coles)

Director: Lisa Stapleton

More Sinned Against Than Sinning:

The prisoner, Marianne, spends time in her cell reliving the events leading up to her conviction with her conscience, which takes the form of the three characters Anger, Fear, and Joy..

Cast

Marianne (Kit Muffett); Anger (Natalie Brown); Fear (Vikie Meachin) Joy (Abbie Williams)

 

Director: Lisa Stapleton

 

 

Bristol

The first performance was at the The Olympus Theatre in Bristol, on Friday 11th February, as part of the Bristol One Act Drama Festival and what a night it turned out to be.

We came in 2nd place overall (The Dreaming) and 3rd place overall (More Sinned Against Than Sinning) and Vikie Meachin won Best Supporting Actress (More Sinned Against Than Sinning).

In addition, between the two productions, we won virtually all the non-acting categories:

KP Badges & Trophies Best Moment of Theatre: More Sinned Against Than Sinning

Our Bristol One Act 2022 Awards!

Our Bristol One Act 2022 Awards!

Best Supporting Actress award Bristol One Act Festival 2022

Best Supporting Actress award Bristol One Act Festival 2022

2nd Place award at the Bristol One Act Festival 2022

2nd Place award at the Bristol One Act Festival 2022

3rd Place award at the Bristol One Act Festival 2022

3rd Place award at the Bristol One Act Festival 2022

Best Moment in Theatre award at the Bristol One Act Festival 2022

Best Moment in Theatre award at the Bristol One Act Festival 2022

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Cast and crew with our Bristol One Act 2022 Awards!

Cast and crew with our Bristol One Act 2022 Awards!

Les Solomon Decor Award: The Dreaming

and we were nominated for the The Pauline Pincott Costume Award: More Sinned Against Than Sinning

To top it off, all the other actors received nominations in their respective categories:

Best Actor: Simon Crutchley and Stephen Coles (The Dreaming)

Best Actress: Kit Muffett (More Sinned Against Than Sinning)

Best Supporting Actress: Natalie Brown and Abbie Williams (More Sinned Against Than Sinning)

Best Director: Lisa Stapleton (The Dreaming) & (More Sinned Against Than Sinning)

Avon

The second performance was at Chipping Sodbury Town Hall on Friday 25th February, as part of the Avon Drama One Act Festival. After our spectacular haul at Bristol, it was always unlikely that we would be quite so successful, and so it proved to be. This time we didn't win anything, and received fewer nominations, though this was in large part down to the fact that the adjudicator at Avon only gave nominations for the major acting roles; for everything else they simply annonced the winner.

As it was, given that the only nominations available were those for Best Actor and Actress, we did extremely well gaining a 'full house', with all our leading actors receiving nominations in their respective categories:

Best Actor: Simon Crutchley and Stephen Coles (The Dreaming)

Best Actress: Kit Muffett (More Sinned Against Than Sinning)