One Act Play Festival 2022

GADOC’s 72nd Annual One Act Play Festival will run w/c 23rd May 2022. The plays submitted so far are:-


Date and Time to be announced nearer the festival.

Bad Eggs

by Danielle Robin, directed by Ethan Hitchon [GADOC]

Based on true events, a young family have had to adapt to living under the Germany occupation during the Second World War. With a young daughter to think of, Hugo and Liliane do their best to stay out of the way of the occupying forces, until Hugo is pushed too far and retaliates with his own brand of justice. Will he succeed with this simple act of defiance or simply bring the Germans straight to his door?


Our adjudicator for 2022 will be Sue Doherty who is a member of the Guild of Drama Adjudicators.


Trophy Winners for the One Act Play Festival 2019

 Joan Machon Award  for the most promising performer under 21: Katie Luxon, ‘Queen in Beware the Jabberwock

RGI Trophy for the best performance by an individual under 18 (Any age group cast): Ivy Botzenhardt, ‘Woman in Marry Me a Little

St. Stephen’s Players Trophy  for the most outstanding performance by an individual in a supporting role: Danny Barker, ‘Mr. Briggs in Our Day Out

The George Foote Memorial Trophy for the best humorous performance: Mia Larbalestier, ‘Star Fish in The Rainbow Fish Musical

The Rollie Wolley Memorial Trophy for the most outstanding performance by an individual: Eleanor Lane, ‘She in I Dream Before I Take the Stand

The Elaine Ralls Memorial Trophy for a “Magic Moment” from any entry: ‘Handing back the animals in Our Day Out directed by Darren Alderton

The Lee Trophy for the most effective ‘first impression’ created by stage setting: Beware the Jabberwock directed by Michelle Brady

The Redgrave Trophy for the best backstage crew: ‘The Rainbow Fish Musical directed by Darren Alderton

The Margaret Moffatt Trophy for the first time director with the highest overall mark: Michelle Brady, Beware the Jabberwock

Joyce and Cecil Cook Trophy for the Director of the play with the highest overall mark who has never won either the Bucktrout or the Edward Willis Trophies: Jo Martel, Marry Me a Little’

The Edward Willis Trophy for the Director with the highest mark for Direction: Ann Atkinson, ‘I Dream Before I Take the Stand

The Burns Trophy for the original unpublished play with the highest marks: Mike Sullivan, ‘A Matter of Life and Death

The Hazel Rowe Trophy for the Musical Play with the highest overall marks: Marry Me a Littledirected by Jenny Falla and Jo Martel

The GADOC Jubilee Trophy for the play with the highest marks with the cast aged under 15: ‘Treasure Island‘ directed by Jenny Falla

The F.W.Thomas Memorial Trophy for the play with the highest marks with the cast aged under 21: Marry Me a Littledirected by Jenny Falla and Jo Martel

The Frankie Billington Trophy for the play with the highest marks with an All-Male cast: A Matter of Life and Deathdirected by Mike Sullivan

The Gaisford Trophy for the Director aged under 21 with the highest marks for direction: Lottie Reynolds, ‘The Great Bank Robbery Hostage Crisis

The Anthony Booth Trophy for the play with the highest marks with an All-Women cast: Lucy in the Sky directed by Michelle Brady

The Bucktrout Challenge Trophy for the play with the highest marks: I Dream Before I Take the Stand directed by Ann Atkinson

The Audience Award Salver for the play which receives the most votes from the holders of Season Tickets who have seen all the plays:Our Day Outdirected by Darren Alderton