The Henley Drama Festival showcased local acting and script writing talent in 13 brilliant one-act plays from 11 amateur companies over 4 nights at the Kenton last week.
Adjudicator, Julie McLoughlin said, “This year’s festival saw some very strong entries particularly in the youth drama and original script categories. Young people in the area are lucky to have directors who can produce such polishes and imaginative work. The standard of the acting in the winning entries was very high. Thank you to everyone for such an enjoyable week.”
On Saturday evening the awards were presented by the Kenton’s previous General Manager, Wendy Bowsher. Henley Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society (HAODS) won three awards (Drama Award Class 1) and Best Actress (Elizabeth Alabi) and Best Actor (Stanley Browne) for Bethlehem Lights. George Petrie from Henley Players won the Best Supporting Role in Seagulls and Stageworks won two awards (Class IV Junior Youth) and Sophie Amlot for Best Performance Class IV in their play The Hitch=hiker.
The full list of winners can be viewed at henleydramafestival.co.uk/2017-henley-drama-festival-winners/