Bare Bones Triumphs in County Festival
Bare Bones Theatre Company swept all before them in the Herefordshire County Drama Festival held at Hereford’s Courtyard Theatre last week. Their entry “Duck Variations” by David Mamet was placed first in the festival and carried off the coveted David Garrick cup. They will now go forward to the Western Divisional Final of this nationwide competition and will perform the play again at the Netherton Arts Centre on 8th April.
Bare Bones success did not end there. The two actors in Duck Variations, Dave Baldwin and Howard Jones were jointly awarded the Belmont Best Actor trophy, and its director Margaret Baldwin won the Bill Aston cup as the Best Producer.
The company’s second entry, “The Problem” by A R Gurney carried off The Wye Cup for the third placed production, and Christopher Kear was awarded The Janis Lewer Trophy for the best individual youth performance in the Youth section’s entry, “Our Day Out”, by Willy Russell.
Bare Bones Youth are performing three short plays as the final evening's entertainment in the this year's County Drama Festival. A single competetive play, KEVIN, by Dave Baldwin is accompanied by two shorter pieces, PANTOMANIA and THE TEAM by the same author.
Our junior theatre section, Bare Bones Youth, once more took the Stennett Trophy as their performance of The Mystery Gift by Bill Tordoff was adjudged to be the best production by a youth company in this years Herefordshire County Drama Festival held at The Courtyard theatre, Hereford.
'Us and Them' by David Campton and 'Titanic' by David Foixton were the two plays entered by Bare Bones Youth to the 2011 Herefordshire County Drama Fewstival. The twenty-five young actors were rewarded with the Kathleen Dade Memorial Trophy.
The 2009 County Festival dates coincided with other production commitments preventing our youth section from competing in last year's festival. However, 2010 saw the group return to the competition with their two winter productions:' Rabbit' by David Foxton and 'You, Me and Mrs Jones' by Tony Horitz. 'Mrs Jones' fielded a cast of twenty-two and fifteen of that cast then appeared in 'Rabbit'. Both casts performed well and it was 'Rabbit' which took the Stennett Trophy as the best youth production in the festival.
Bare Bones Youth made a little bit of history by being the first youth team in the 71years of the Hereford County Drama Festival, to take first place and go on to compete in the Western Division Finals of the All England competition.
Both the senior and youth sections of Bare Bones celebrated Christmas 2007 with a party this year.
After two and a half years in existence the company feels the need to recruit more members to sustain the level of activity in its adult and youth sections.
A group of Bare Bones members and friends met at the magnificent Bishopswood House to celebrate in a Dickensian style.
After winning the Herefordshire County Drama Festival this David Mamet play has won through to the Central England Final.
We win the Herefordshire County Drama Festival and take four other major awards
Three entries in the Herefordshire One-Act Play Festival
"Stepping Out" raises money for Children in Need
We have been awarded a Lottery Grant for the
purchase of portable staging.