Brantham festival was a winner

WINNERS have been announced and prizes awarded in the 14th Brantham Play Festival.Six theatre companies from Suffolk, Essex and Norfolk, entered the competition and were invited to perform a one-act play.

WINNERS have been announced and prizes awarded in the 14th Brantham Play Festival.

Six theatre companies from Suffolk, Essex and Norfolk, entered the competition and were invited to perform a one-act play.

Each was adjudicated by Meg Bray, former artistic director of Felixstowe's Stage Door Theatre Company.

Junior BATS (Brantham Amateur Theatrical Society) members came away with three awards. Sophie Dayman won the Equity Estates Youth Cup, Daisy Mercer won the Newcomer's Rose Bowl and the company won the Youth Shield.


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FADOS (Felixstowe Amateur Dramatic & Operatic Society) was awarded two prizes – Albert Horn won Best Actor and Jenni Furnish won Best Actress.

Dovercourt Theatre Group, from Harwich, picked up awards for Best Set and Costume.

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Rackheath Players, from Norwich, won Best Production with the company's Richard Clayton winning Best Director. And Rushmere Players were awarded the Best Technical award.

Ms Bray said: "This year's festival, although down in numbers, has produced some of the highest quality theatre seen in Brantham for many years."

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