One Act Play Festival 2020

GADOC’s 72nd Annual One Act Play Festival will run week commencing 16th May 2020

Our adjudicator for 2020 will be announced shortly.

The rules for the 2019 festival can be downloaded from here (there may be some slight updates for the 2020 festival): –  [OAPF Rules 2019]


Trophies to be competed for in the One Act Play Festival 2020 are:-

 Joan Machon Award  for the most promising performer under 21

RGI Trophy for the best performance by an individual under 18 (Any age group cast)

St. Stephen’s Players Trophy  for the most outstanding performance by an individual in a supporting role

The George Foote Memorial Trophy for the best humorous performance

The Rollie Wolley Memorial Trophy for the most outstanding performance by an individual

The Elaine Ralls Memorial Trophy for a “Magic Moment” from any entry

The Lee Trophy for the most effective ‘first impression’ created by stage setting

The Redgrave Trophy for the best backstage crew

The Margaret Moffatt Trophy for the first time director with the highest overall mark

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

The Edward Willis Trophy for the Director with the highest mark for Direction

The Burns Trophy for the original unpublished play with the highest marks

The Hazel Rowe Trophy for the Musical Play with the highest overall marks

The GADOC Jubilee Trophy for the play with the highest marks with the cast aged under 15

The F.W.Thomas Memorial Trophy for the play with the highest marks with the cast aged under 21

The Frankie Billington Trophy for the play with the highest marks with an All-Male cast

The Gaisford Trophy for the Director aged under 21 with the highest marks for direction

The Anthony Booth Trophy for the play with the highest marks with an All-Women cast

The Bucktrout Challenge Trophy for the play with the highest marks

The Audience Award Salver for the play which receives the most votes from the holders of Season Tickets who have seen all the plays

[ Previous OAPF Results ]

[ Details of the 2019 Festival ]

[ Details of the 2018 Festival ]

[ Details of the 2017 Festival ]