HJ1Act cancelled

Dear HJ supporter

It is with regret that for the first time in over 70 years the Swindon and District Theatre Guild have taken the decision to cancel this year’s one act festival, Hj19.

This is due to the lack of interest shown from companies who have entered in previous years.

If your group had decided not to enter this year, and in order for us to forward plan for Hj20, we would welcome your comments on the reason this decision was made.

With kind regards
The Swindon and District Theatre Guild
On behalf of the HJ1Act team

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Hj19 is open!

hj1act 2019 starts here!
We’ll be at the Memorial Hall in Royal Wootton Bassett
from Thursday 28 to Saturday 30 March 2019

To get your entry pack contact us at hj1act@gmail.com
and we’ll send you everything you need to be part of this great event!

To make sure you keep up to date with all things hj1act, don’t forget to ‘LIKE’ this page & our Facebook page, follow us on Twitter, and subscribe to our website. Hit ‘SHARE’ and ‘RETWEET’ so your friends list can keep up to date too.
If you have a story you’d like us to include here in our blog, or if there’s something you’d like us to write about, let us know at hj1act@gmail.com So long as it’s festival/drama/local theatre centred, we’ll definitely give it a look!


hj1act 2019 is open for entries!

hj1act 2019 starts here! 

We’ll be at the Memorial Hall in Royal Wootton Bassett

from Thursday 28 to Saturday 30 March 2019

To get your entry pack contact us at hj1act@gmail.com
and we’ll send you everything you need to be part of this great event!

 

To make sure you keep up to date with all things hj1act, don’t forget to ‘LIKE’ this page & our Facebook page, follow us on Twitter, and subscribe to our website.   Hit ‘SHARE’ and ‘RETWEET’ so your friends list can keep up to date too.

If you have a story you’d like us to include here in our blog, or if there’s something you’d like us to write about, let us know at hj1act@gmail.com  So long as it’s festival/drama/local theatre centred, we’ll definitely give it a look!


HJ1Act dates for 2019 announced

We will be in Royal Wootton Bassett Thursday 28 to Saturday 30 March 2019.

For more information, please email us at hj1act@gmail.com.

To make sure you keep up to date with all things hj1act, and to make sure you don’t miss our launch, don’t forget to follow us here at hj1act.wordpress.com, on Facebook and on Twitter.


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‘Save the date’ – hj1act 2019

hj19

We will be in Royal Wotton Bassett from Thursday 28 to Saturday 30 March 2019

For more information contact us at hj1act@gmail.com

To make sure you keep up to date with all things hj1act and to make sure you don’t miss our launch, don’t forget to ‘LIKE’ this page & our Facebook page, follow us on Twitter and subscribe to our website. Hit ‘SHARE’ and ‘RETWEET’ so your friends list can keep up to date too.

 

 

    Our trophies waiting to be won at hj19

 

 


Our 2018 Winners!


Vice Chair of the Pewsey Parish Council David Smith presents the Athelstan Players with the Betty Peck Rosebowl for the winning play for their performance of ‘Dig for the Diggers’, hj1act 2018 (Photo credit: takeonestudio.co.uk)

And the winners are….The Athelstan Players with ‘Dig for the Diggers’ by Lynn Brittney!

Another fantastic festival is over for another year! We’re just about coming up for air after the excitement of last weekend to bring you news of our winners and photos of the awards presentations.

The full list of winners for the 2018 Festival is as follows:

The BBC Wiltshire Audience Award:

Winner: Pewsey Vale Amateur Dramatics Youth Society for ‘White Gold’ by Nettie Baskcomb Brown

BBC Wiltshire’s James Thomas (far left) presents the Pewsey Vale Amateur Dramatics Youth Society with the BBC Audience Award for ‘White Gold’ by Nettie Baskomb Brown, hj1act 2018 (Photo credit: takeonestudio.co.uk)

The June Thompson Memorial Cup for Dramatic Endeavour

Winner: RWB Productions for ‘The Boy I Love’ by Paula Clifford

Nominations:

  • Pewsey Vale Amateur Dramatics Youth Societyfor ‘White Gold’ by Nettie Baskcomb Brown
  • The Athelstan Players for ‘Dig for the Diggers’ by Lynn Brittney

The Mayor of Royal Wootton Bassett Steve Bucknell presents Paula Clifford of RWB Productions with the June Thompson Memorial Cup for Dramatic Endeavour for ‘The Boy I Love’ by Paula Clifford, hj1act 2018 (Photo credit: takeonestudio.co.uk)

The Matthew Herring Award for Originality or Achievement in Technical Theatre

Winner: Pewsey Vale Amateur Dramatics Youth Society for ‘White Gold’ by Nettie Baskcomb Brown

Nominations:

  • RWB Productionsfor ‘The Boy I Love’ by Paula Clifford

 

The Swindon Advertiser Award for an Original Production

Winner: Lechlade Players for ‘Not a Soul in the Place’ by Tara Thompson

Nominations:

  • Pewsey Vale Amateur Dramatics Youth Societyfor ‘White Gold’ by Nettie Baskcomb Brown
  • RWB Productionsfor ‘The Boy I Love’ by Paula Clifford

Vice Chair of Pewsey Parish Council David Smith presents Tara Thompson of the Lechlade Players with the Swindon Advertiser Award for Best Original Production for ‘Not a Soul in the Place’ by Tara Thompson, hj1act 2018 (Photo credit: takeonestudio.co.uk)

The Beryldene Hunt Cup for Best Performance by a Junior Actor

Winner: Deanna Aspell as Dottie in ‘The Boy I Love’ by Paula Clifford, performed by RWB Productions

Nominations:

  • Daniel Lancaster as Kane in ‘White Gold’ by Nettie Baskomb Brown, performed by Pewsey Vale Amateur Dramatics Youth Society

The mayor of Royal Wootton Bassett Steve Bucknall presents the Beryldene Hunt Cup for Best Performance by a Junior Actor to Deanna Aspell of RWB Productions for her performance as Dottie in ‘The Boy I Love’ by Paula Clifford, hj1act 2018 (Photo credit: takeonestudio.co.uk)

The Brenda Lilley Loving Cup for Best Performance by a Youth Group

Winner: Pewsey Vale Amateur Dramatics Youth Society for ‘White Gold’ by Nettie Baskcomb Brown

The Mayor of Royal Wootton Bassett Steve Bucknall presents the Pewsey Vale Amateur Dramatics Youth Society with the Brenda Lilley Loving Cup for Best Performance by a Youth Group for ‘White Gold’ by Nettie Baskomb Brown, hj1act 2018 (Photo credit: takeonestudio.co.uk)

 

The Joan Cheshire Trophy for Best Adult Actress in a Supporting Role

Winner: Megan Mills as Sue in ‘Dig for the Diggers’ by Linn Brittney, performed by The Athelstan Players

Nominations:

  • Denise Humphreys as Nell in ‘The Boy I Love’ by Paula Clifford, performed by RWB Productions

The Mayor of Royal Wootton Bassett Steve Bucknall presents Megan Mills of the Athelstan Players the Joan Cheshire Memorial Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her performance as Sue in ‘Dig for the Diggers’ by Lynn Brittney, hj1act 2018 (Photo credit: takeonestudio.co.uk)

The Lester Trophy for Best Adult Actor in a Supporting Role

Winner: Daniel Lancaster as Kane in ‘White Gold’ by Nettie Baskomb Brown, performed by Pewsey Vale Amateur Dramatics Youth Society

Nominations:

Neil Strange as George in ‘The Boy I Love’ by Paula Clifford, performed by RWB Productions

The Mayor of Royal Wootton Bassett Steve Bucknall presents Daniel Lancaster of Pewsey Vale Amateur Dramatics Youth Society with the Lester Trophy for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his performance as Kane in ‘White Gold’ by Nettie Baskomb Brown, hj1act 2018 (Photo credit: takeonestudio.co.uk)

 

The Audrey Suter Trophy for Best Adult Performance by an Actress

Winner: Katie Dyet as Charlotta in ‘Not a Soul in the Place’ by Tara Thompson, performed by the Lechlade Players

Nominations:

  • Victoria Maskell as Ethel in ‘The Boy I Love’ by Paula Clifford, performed by RWB Productions

 

The Audrey Suter Trophy for Best Adult Performance by an Actor

Winner: Bob Charman as Mick Feeney in ‘Dig for the Diggers’ by Lynn Brittney, performed by The Athelstan Players

Nominations:

  • Richard Cleghorn-Brown as Firs in ‘Not a Soul in the Place’ by Tara Thompson, performed by the Lechlade Players
  • Ian Laurie for Bill in ‘The Boy I Love’ by Paula Clifford, performed by RWB Productions

 

The Peter English Award for Best Direction

Winner: Christine Mace for ‘Dig for the Diggers’ by Lynn Brittney, performed by The Athelstan Players

Nominations:

  • Nettie Baskomb Brown for ‘White Gold’ by Nettie Baskomb Brown, performed by Pewsey Vale Amateur Dramatics Youth Society
  • Paula Clifford for ‘The Boy I Love’ by Paula Clifford, performed by RWB Productions

Vice Chair of Pewsey Parish Council David Smith presents Christine Mace of the Athelstan Players the Peter English Award for Best Director for ‘Dig for the Diggers’ by Lynn Brittney, hj1act 2018 (Photo credit: takeonestudio.co.uk)

The Charles Grace Cup for the Runners Up

Winner: Lechlade Players for ‘Not a Soul in the Place’ by Tara Thompson

Vice Chair of Pewsey Parish Council David Smith awards Andy Pritchard, director of the Lechlade Players with the Charles Grace Cup for the Runners Up for ‘Not a Soul in the Place’ by Tara Thompson, hj1act 2018 (Photo credit: takeonestudio.co.uk)

The Betty Peck Rosebowl for the Winning Play

Winner: The Athelstan Players for ‘Dig for the Diggers’ by Lynn Brittney

 

Our winners the Athelstan Players and our Runners Up the Lechlade Players now go forward to represent us at the All England Theatre Festival Quarter Finals in Weymouth on Saturday 7th April. For more details click HERE

PLEASE NOTE – despite what the website says, the afternoon session starts at 2pm and the evening session starts at 7pm. Tickets on the door.

 

The Athelstan Players have also bagged themselves a coveted slot at the Swindon Fringe Festival on Saturday 14th April, 2.30pm at The Phoenix Theatre, New College Swindon. For all the details click HERE

 

Our fabulous adjudicator Alison Haines from the Guild of Drama Adjudicators (GoDA) with Daniel Lancaster of the Pewsey Vale Amateur Dramatics Youth Society who won the Best Supporting Actor Award – usually awarded to an adult! hj1act 2018 (Photo credit: takeonestudio.co.uk)

 

So that’s it for another year. Huge thanks and congratulations to everyone who took part in what was a fantastic festival! We’re looking forward to 2019!

 

To make sure you keep up to date with all things hj1act, don’t forget to ‘LIKE’ this page & our Facebook page, follow us on Twitter, and subscribe to our website.   Hit ‘SHARE’ and ‘RETWEET’ so your friends list can keep up to date too.

If you have a story you’d like us to include here in our blog, or if there’s something you’d like us to write about, let us know at hj1act@gmail.com  So long as it’s festival/drama/local theatre centred, we’ll definitely give it a look!