Nantwich Players studio awards

Nantwich Players Studio has scooped a top honour at the latest festival to be held before the Coronavirus shutdown.

The Studio team entered “Girl in the Machine” by award-winning writer Stef Smith.

A 2-hand, dystopian drama explores a potential digital future, and what it might mean for ‘life’ as we know it.

And at the “Durham and Sunderland One Act Festival”, it scooped top prize in the “Champions Trophy” along with an award for Best Actress to Bethany Froud for her portrayal of “Polly”.

The team took part in the “Cheshire Drama Festival” at the MADS theatre in Macclesfield.

This was the qualifying round to progress on to the next stage of the competition in the “All England Theatre Festival”.

Nantwich Players Studio scoops top prize at One Act festival

After a full weekend of competition up against MADS, Davenham, Neston Players, Ashton Hayes, D.T.A.T, Electric Fables, the Nantwich Players production scooped five awards.

They won:
Best Actress – Bethany Froud – Polly – Girl in the Machine – Nantwich Players
Best Actor – Colin Johnston – Owen – Girl in the Machine – Nantwich Players
Best Director – Jeremy Acklam – Girl in the Machine – Nantwich Players
Best Production – Nantwich Players – Girl in the Machine – Nantwich Players
AETF Trophy – Nantwich Players – Girl in the Machine – Nantwich Players

Other awards on the night included:
Best original play – Jack Morrison – From the Ashes – MADS
Most Promising Youth Performer Emily Pinches – Definition Not Found – Davenham
The Adjudicator’s Award – Duncan Munro – Dream a Little Dream – MADS

The Nantwich Players will go forward to represent Cheshire in the semi-final of the All England Theatre Festival.

Some festivals have been cancelled due to the current Covid 19 situation.

The ‘All England Semi Finals’ have been postponed to later in the year, as are the NDFA ‘British All Winners’.

nantwich Players trophies

Nantwich Players Studio

One Comment

  1. Well done and well deserved! Perhaps they could do the winning Act again for us when all has settled back? 😊

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