|Voting in this year’s competition closed at 12 noon on Thursday, 4th January and it carried on right up to the wire! Jon Nash’s ‘Autumn Terror’ came out top.
SO, HOW DID THE VOTING GO?
Votes were still coming in as the seconds ticked by. At 12 noon, the final scores were:
Autumn Terror by Jon Nash – 681 votes (48%)
Tie Break by David Lukens – 677 votes (47%)
A Game of Salvation & Damnation by Stuart Rivers – 75 votes (5%)
REMIND ME, WHAT WERE ALL THE PLAYS ABOUT AGAIN?
‘Autumn Terror’ by Jon Nash
In Victorian London, two prostitutes, Sarah and Anna, contemplate their safety at the height of the attacks by Jack the Ripper. Sarah is urged to leave by George, a trainee doctor but Sarah disappears after asking a charity for help and being rejected.
We join the story as George, a trainee doctor, is encouraging the prostitute Sarah to leave London at the height of attacks by Jack the Ripper…..
Autumn Terror Credits:
Sarah was played by Sophie Wallis
George, by David Howell
Anna was played by Fenella Harrop
The Newspaper Seller was Ray Kinsella
Sister Ormund was played by Ailish Corcoran
Sister Hawkes was Carrie Moore
And the Patient was played by Nathan Jessup
‘Tie Break’ by David Lukens
Alan and Eve are obsessed by their son’s talents at tennis. In fact, they put him ahead of their other two teenage children. A telling insight into how parents can drive their children to success for their own reasons…. The story of Alan and Eve Henderson and their long suffering – non tennis playing youngsters, Jack and Freya. We join the plot as parents Alan and Eve pin their hopes on their son’s success of playing centre court at Wimbledon if he wins a young tennis talent tournament….
Tie Break Credits:
Eve was played by Carrie Moore
Alan by Jez Rice
Jake was played by Matt Kelly
And Freya by Sophie Wallis
‘The Game of Salvation & Damnation’ by Stuart Rivers
Phil lies dying in a hospital bed. Whether he goes to Heaven or Hell depends on how many times he asks for forgiveness. It’s best of three and Andrew the Angel, complete with scroll of Phil’s life, watches over him. Desmond the Demon meanwhile is in the loo……
The Game of Salvation & Damnation credits:
Desmond the Demon was played by David Howell
The dying Phil was played by Jez Rice
Andrew the Angel was played by Matt Kelly
Maureen was Sophie Wallis
And Tony was played by Nathan Jessup
What happens to Autumn Terror now?
The winning play will be performed by the Old Town Theatre Company as an entry in the Harold Jolliffe One Act Play Festival in February at the Swindon Arts Centre. For any author, it’s a fantastic prize.
The performance date is yet to be decided but will definitely be on either, Thursday 22nd, Friday 23rd, or Saturday 24th of February 2007.
For more details, check the Festival website. When it’s known, the performance date will be given there. It’s at http://www.swindonweb.com/haroldjolliffe.
This is an hour long programme guiding you through who the finalists are, extracts from their plays; the judges’ comments, and discussion with the entrants too.
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