Bare Bones 2006 Christmas Party
Following upon the sucess of last year's Christmas party, we were moved to organise another. This year we chose as our venue Bishopswood House which for the past two years has hosted our Youth Theatre Shakespeare summer workshop. This beautiful Victorian House offers a warmth and ambience which made a beautiful backdrop to this year's party theme - Charles Dickens. Guests were invited to dress as particular Dickensian chracters and we we dined in the presence of a Bill Sykes, a Jacob Marley, a couple of Artful Dodgers, Marley's Ghost, Miss Haversham, Sam Wellar, an Esther and numerous others. The evening's parlour games were contested with enthusiasm whilst the ongoing task for each lady, embroidering a Christmas tree sampler, produced some highly inventive and attractive results. The gentlemen's evening-long task was to surreptitiously pick the pocket handerchiefs of as many guests as possible. The winner of this competition with six handkerchiefs brought admiration and suspicion in equal measure.
SOME OF OUR DICKENSIAN GUESTS
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.