BARE BONES YOUTH TRIUMPH
When our youth section entered "The Musicians" by Patrick Marber into the Hereford County Drama Festival at The Courtyard Theatre, Hereford our ultimate ambition was to carry off the Stennett Trophy as Best Youth Performance. However, in the event the cast turned in a wonderfully accurate and sensitive performance and exceeded all of our ambitions. The Janis Lewer Trophy for the Best Youth Performance was awarded jointly to our co-leads, James Lester and Oliver Bartle. The adjudicators Champagne Award for 'a theatrical magic moment' was presented to the company for the realism of it's orchestral mime and the sought after Stennett Trophy made our evening complete. But all was not over! When adjudicator Scott Marshall presented the company with The David Garrick Cup for best production in the whole festival we could scarcely believe just what we had acheived. So we now need to draw breath and prepare to do it all over again in the Western Division Finals in Much Wenlock on 26th April. We all recognise that competing with five other winning adult teams is not going to be easy but win, lose or draw we're going to enjoy the experience!
Directors Dave and Margaret Baldwin with four cast members hold the trophies
"The Orchestra" in performance
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.