Three One-Act Plays - July 2010
Two of the three plays presented were the RaTS entries into the 2010 Duncan Rand One-Act Play Festival at Medway Little Theatre. This Festival took place in the fortnight following completion of the production run.
Both plays made it through to the final three (out of 15), and the final adjudication saw the following results:
"Last Tango in Little Grimley" was placed second overall.
"Along the Forgotten Road" was placed third overall.
The overall Festival winner was "Remember", an original play performed by Promenade.
The Society/members also won the following awards:
And the following received Merits:
For all productions
The Last Tango In Little Grimley
Written by David Tristram
Directed by Steve Berry
Little Grimley Amateur Dramatic Society is in trouble. The membership has dwindled to four - the audiences aren't much bigger - and if they don't come up with some rent money soon, they're going to be thrown out. "There's only one thing that sells tickets these days" argues Gordon the Chairman. "Sex!". Thus begins the chaotic and hilarious build-up to an evening of extraordinary home-grown drama - an evening the locals would never forget!
Gordon announces his plan
Margaret and Bernard start rehearsing
Joyce in her 'bath'
Reflecting on a successful production
Along The Forgotten Road
by Neil Thorne
Directed by Jeni Brownsill & Neil Thorne
There is a place known only as the Town, that is out of place and time, that only the lost can find. A place for those who have given up. None who enter ever leave. One day, a new arrival finds himself in the Town and is approached by the Custodian who offers him the one thing that every resident has been given - a wish. Everything he ever wanted could be his but, seeing what it has given the residents, he is wary of a trap but also wonders how long he can resist it.
The lost explain their plight
Matilda and Christopher develop a bond
Varos explains Christopher's dilemma
The spell is broken
Written by Charles Mander
Directed by Melody Harbour
A casual holiday conversation takes a strange twist when it turns into an attempt to blow up a nuclear power station.
Harold's holiday takes a strange turn
Edward and Harold get acquainted
Sandra explains the plan to Harold