You can now book tickets for FEATS 2018, which takes place in the Fakkeltheater, Antwerp, from 18 to 21 May. Twelve groups from five different European countries; twelve plays; four evenings of great entertainment. See the running order on the FEATS 2018 website for a taste of what’s to come.
Seats are limited, so it’s a good idea to book early. (more →)
The British All Winners Drama Festival, due to be held in Rugby has had to be cancelled. See the announcement on the National Drama Festivals Association’s official site for more information.
Winners of FEATS are eligible to be invited to take part in this festival, and have a good record of competition.
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!