Gibraltar Drama Festival opens with a variety of plays
14 plays will be presented as from tonight at this year’s Gibraltar Drama Festival.
The week of drama will see plays from Gibraltar and the UK and is organised by the Gibraltar Cultural Services.
This year all the perfromances will be at the Ince’s Hall Theatre. And for the first time there will be afternoon sessions which will feature all the children and junior groups. These begin as from tomorrow afternoon.
There are many new faces on stage as well as the very familiar faces of Gibraltar’s drama fraternity. Once again this year we will be joined by groups from outside Gibraltar such as the Medway Little Theatre Youth Company who are no strangers to the festival.
The Festival has always has been open to any drama group and is of a competitive nature, with adjudication. There is a main prize with a trophy of £1,000 for the Best Play, plus awards for
Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Youth Actor, Best Youth Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Supporting Youth Actor and Best Supporting Youth Actress amongst others.
There will also be non-competitive entries.
This year the adjudicator is Paul Mills who has adjudicated festivals in the UK for the past five years. His success as an actor across the UK and in the West End including, Peter Pan, Jesus Christ Superstar, Anything Goes and Run for Your Wife which led him into his career as a director and producer.
THIS WEEKS PLAYS
1.Trafalgar Theatre Group presents: “Constellations” a comedy drama by Nick Payne (15+)
2. Rock Theatre Group presents: “Power Plays” trilogy segments by Harold Pinter (18+)
1. GAMPA presents: “Where the Wild Things Are” by Maurice Sendak, a non-competitive entry by infant players (U)
2. GAMPA presents: “Peddler Polly and the Story Stealer”, a play by Aaron Sheppard (U)
3. White Light Company Juniors presents: “Hoodie”, a play by Lindsay Price (U)
1.Trafalgar Theatre Juniors presents: “Let’s Go to London” a play by Kaye Umansky (U).
2. Fresh Wineskins from the UK presents: “The Gospel According to Scrooge”, an original comedy by Nick Fromings (U)
1. Bayside and Westside Drama Group presents: “William and the World”, an original play by Julian Felice (PG)
2. Rock Theatre presents: “Black Adder II – Bells” a comedy by Richard Curtis and Ben Elton (PG)
3. Dramatis Personae presents: “Checkmate”, a thriller by Robert Scott (12+)
1.Medway Little Theatre Youth Company from the UK presents: “A Point of Law” a Mystery Drama by Bob Cooke (PG)
2. GAMPA presents: “Insert Label Here” an original drama by Christian Santos (PG)
1. Bayside and Westside Drama Group presents: “In Jesus’ Name” an original drama by Julian Felice (15+)
2. Bayside and Westside Drama Group presents: “The Trial” a drama by Steven Berkoff (15+)
GALA NIGHT – Final presentation of several plays selected by the adjudicator, to include the winning play, followed by the awards ceremony by the Minister for Culture, Steven Linares. The Adjudicator will give a short delivery about each performance at the end of every session.