Well, it’s getting on for two o’clock in the morning, and your webmaster has to confess that he has drunk a glass or two of wine. Nevertheless, here are the results of FEATS 2017, subject to correction in the cold light of day.
First place: Theater de WAANzin with The Tempest by William Shakespeare
Second place: Hamburg Players with A Slight Accident by James Saunders
Third place: Entity Theatre with Numbers by Mar Gómez Glez
Best actor: Jason Couch of Hamburg Players in A Slight Accident by James Saunders
Best actress: Meryl Davenport of In Players International in Bombshells by Joanna Murray-Smith
Best stage presentation: Theater de WAANzin with The Tempest by William Shakespeare
Stage management award: English Comedy Club with A Woman of No Importance by Oscar Wilde
Original script: Men Are Beasts by Bruno Sousa (ESOC Theatre Group)
Adjudicator’s discretionary award: to Bombshells, for the caffeine moment, a combination of effects and acting.
E and O excepted!
Over the Easter period the Manx Amateur Drama Federation held its festival of full-length plays.
Among the entries was Lift Not the Painted Veil, by Julie Lerpiniere and Nigel Harvey, and Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (adaptation by Svenja Baumann), combined into a single production and performed by the University Players, Hamburg. The initiative came from Nigel Harvey, formerly of Stockholm Players, who directed the piece.
FEATS is pleased to report that the performance was a resounding success, winning no fewer than seven awards: Best Production, Best Director, Best Ensemble, Stage Management, Costume & Make-up, Best Dramatic Moment, Audience Appreciation. Many congratulations to Nigel and the University Players!
Important information received from the chairman of FEATS 2017
All ticketing will be via the English Theatre Frankfurt (ETF) website, www.english-theatre.de.
- Single night: €20
- Three nights: €50
- Four nights: €70
Following their appearance in FEATS 2015, University Players, Hamburg were invited to take part in the British All Winners Festival in Hertford, which took place at the end of July.
FEATS is delighted to report that their production of Invasion by Jonas Hassen Khemeri (translated by Frank Perry) won two awards: the Sydney Fisher Trophy for Backstage, and the Amateur Theatre Trophy Adjudicators Award.
More information on the UP Web site and from NDFA.
The Irish Theatre Group, Brussels, took three awards in FEATS 2016, the results of which were announced tonight. Their production of “The London Vertigo”, by Brian Friel, won first place and also the prize for the best stage presentation; while Brian Foley took the award in the same play for the best actor for his role as Count Mushroom.
• First place: Irish Theatre Group with The London Vertigo by Brian Friel, after Charles Macklin
• Second place: University Players, Hamburg with Invasion by Jonas Hassen Khemeri (translated by Frank Perry)
• Third place: AATG with Alas, Poor Fred by James Saunders
• Best original script: Béibhinn Regli (GEDS) for Working Girl
• Best stage presentation: Irish Theatre Group with The London Vertigo by Brian Friel, after Charles Macklin
• Stage management award: BATS, Antwerp with Three More Sleepless Nights by Caryl Churchill
• Discretionary award: Hamburg Players with Soap Opera by David Ives, for the washing machine and the stand-in role played by the director
• Best actor: Brian Foley (ITG) in The London Vertigo by Brian Friel, after Charles Macklin
• Best actress: Marion Carter (AATG) in Alas, Poor Fred by James Saunders