21st October 2013
House Drama this year was a very close competition and all six houses produced excellent pieces.
The competition took place on Monday 21st and Tuesday 22nd October in the JCG Hall. The judges this year were Mrs Jenny Walton, ex English teacher at JCG, Mr Phillip Le Brocq, local director and custodian of the Samares Players and Miss Sarah Milman, Head of Drama at Les Quennevais School. All three judges were hugely impressed by the standard of the entries and the scoring was very close at both the top and bottom of the rankings.
Plays this year were very diverse and covered a range of subjects and issues. The first night saw entries from Nightingale who performed excellently in Craig Taylor’s One Million Tiny Plays about Britain, Cavell’s version of Adrian Flynn’s The White Rose and the Swastika which centred on a German resistance movement at the time of the Third Reich and finally Garrett Anderson who performed the very funny Dream Jobs by Graham Jones. The second night was the turn of Austen Bartlett with Willy Russell’s comedy Our Day Out, Curie Fry who performed the disturbing play A Memory of Lizzie by David Foxton and Inglis who gave a great performance of the very funny Teachers on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown by Bradley Hayward.
There were many awards up for grabs, not just the prize for the overall winner. There were three awards for acting. Best Actress was won by Emily Cassidy for Curie Fry for her performance in A Memory of Lizzie, Best Actress in a Supporting Role was Jasmine Nayar of Cavell for her role in The White Rose and the Swastika and Best Newcomer was won by Olivia Inns of Year 7 for her performance in Our Day Out for Austen Bartlett. Other awards were for Best Design and Visuals (Cavell The White Rose and the Swastika) and Best Publicity (Nightingale One Million Tiny Plays about Britain). The special prize for direction – Jurat Sally Le Brocq OBE Prize for Best Director ¬– was won by Pia Beardshall and Hermione Duncan of Nightingale for the amazing production of Craig Taylor’s One Million Tiny Plays about Britain. However, the overall winner of House Drama 2013 was Curie Fry for A Memory of Lizzie by David Foxton.
Results were as follows:
1st Curie Fry
Joint 4th Curie Fry